Technique is the manner and degree to which one employs the technical skills of an endeavor.
For ukulele or any instrument that use of the hands, it's the motor skills and the efficient application of the motor skills for the specific musical tasks that are needed and required for performance.
Technique in involves with hands, the fretting hand and the plucking or picking hand. Both hands need to be developed independently and together.
As the ukulele typically doesn't use a pick a strumming and fingerstyle approach is most often used.
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Ukulele Fingering Gymnastics
- Developing Technique
- Basic Fingering Principle]
- Slide Fingering Principle
- Pass Fingering Principle
- Repeating Notes
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Advanced Single Note Fingering Drills for `Ukulele • Updated: Jan 4, 2016
To develop strong and independent left hand technique these series of graduated drills or finger gymnastics will increase your the comfort zone of usable technique. This lesson expands basic single string drills using multiple strings.
Basic Single Note Drills for `Ukulele • Updated: Sep 30, 2010
Basic one, two, three and four note single string drills for ukulele for developing finger strength and independence. It's critical a player develop the finger strength and independence to explore their full musical potential. By developing a great fingerboard hand, you will be able to explore more challenging musical situations.
Fingering Gymnastics - a.k.a. Fingering Drills Introduction • Updated: Dec 18, 2018
Ukulele Gymnastics series contains quite a few lessons for developing your finger strength and independence of the fretting hand. The fretting hand is responsible for playing chords and single notes. The fretting hand and plucking hand are responsible for getting the music out.
Guitar (applies to `Ukulele also) Fingering and Creativity • Updated: Jan 8, 2016
This is a guest lesson/article by internationally renowned jazz guitarist and educator <b>Chuck Anderson</b>
Normally, we think of fingering as a technical subject. Using a good and efficient fingering makes sense. It should make anything that you play easier and more dependable. It has value to the reading guitarist because the guitar fingerboard is a treacherous trap of options. The same notes are in too many places. The same C note is on string two, fret one and string three, fret five and string four, fret ten and string five, fret fifteen. Unlike the piano which has one location for each note, the guitar compounds the problem with too many options and then throws in open strings to further confuse the issue. When reading is positional and stays within a four fret region, it’s much easier to read. However, writers and arrangers don’t attempt to stay within a four fret region of the guitar. They typically do not know or care about the guitar’s fingering option issues.
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Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele
Updated: Jan 1, 2003
This is the common alternating thumb and two finger strumming style utilizing the thumb, index and middle fingers. Commonly called “Travis” picking in the guitar world. This series of lessons explores and adapts this style to ukulele. Travis Picking is a finger-style made famous by Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. This style is commonly played on steel string acoustic guitars.
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