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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