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Alternating Thumb Style, Embellishments

Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, and Slides - the most basic embellishments.

Published: 11 Mar 2013 Updated: 11 Oct 2019Visits: 34Code: ULFP117o-CH-15

Topic: Fingerpicking ukulele Subjects: Reading Beginner Intermediate Tab Advanced Fingerpicking Strums

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Alternating Thumb Style, Embellishments

Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, and Slides are the most basic embellishments and an integral part of rock, folk, country, bluegrass, and pop music styles.

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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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