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Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level Three

Introducing the index finger three times to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the introduction

PUBLISHED: Apr 10, 2012 UPDATED: Apr 8, 2020 • VIEWS: 2 • LESSON CODE: ULFP117dT1L3-CH-4

Instruments: ukulele guitar banjo Subjects: advancedbeginnerintermediatefingerpickingstrums

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Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level Three

In this lesson we’re introducing the index finger three times to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the Alternate Thumb Fingerpicking Style - Introduction. There are three possible patterns in common or cut time.

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Guitar

Called "Travis Picking" on Banjo the Alternating Thumbstyle techniques from this series of lessons and the Fingerpicking for Ukulele, Alternating Thumb Style can be applied.

As the ukulele has only one set of four adjacent strings, the Guitar has three sets of four adjacent strings. This means the same principles are directely applicable to the guitar. And can be adapted to the guitar's non-adjacent string sets.

For ukulele this is strings: .

For guitar the adjacent four strings are: .

An then the lower four strings: .

Banjo

Called "Scruggs Style" on Banjo the Alternating Thumbstyle techniques from this series of lessons and the Fingerpicking for Ukulele, Alternating Thumb Style can be applied.

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