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Alternating Thumb Style, Patterns Summary
Summary of the core Alternating Thumb patterns from the Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking for Ukulele book.
At the heart of all fingerpicking patterns, whether you call it Travis Picking or Scruggs Style or banjo rolls - it's all just a different execution of specific rhythmic patterns in a particular style.
Here are the core fingerpicking patterns from my book "Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style". These are the same patterns I use for all private students, regardless of the instrument.
After the foundation of the alternating thumb is established the fingerpicking patterns are organized into levels according the number of fingers involved with the alternating thumb. For the basic style it's the index ( i ) and middle ( m ) fingers only and the number of times within a pattern the finger is used.
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There are two common styles of fingerpicking on ukulele. This series of lessons explores the Alternating Thumb Style. A future series will explore the Thumb and three finger style, the traditional p i m a classical guitar style that we’ll adapt to ukulele.
Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking Style - This is a common thumb and two finger strumming style utilizing the thumb, index and middle fingers. Commonly called â€œTravisâ€ 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. This style is commonly played on steel string acoustic guitars. Pattern picking is the use of “preset right-hand pattern[s]” while fingerpicking, with the left hand fingering standard chords.
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