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UL112

Fingerstyle Basics for `Ukulele - t i m r, ( p i m a )

Updated: 23 Jan 2020

This lesson covers the common terms used for identifying the fingers used. And, presents a series of single string exercises for exploring and developing the techniques needed for this style.

UL112a

Fingerstyle on `Ukulele - Single and Multi String Exploration

Updated: 17 Oct 2011

Exploring fingerstyle on ukulele. This lesson covers the common terms used for identifing the fingers used. And, presents a series of single and multi-string exercises for exploring and developing the techniques needed for this style.

UL26

Ukulele String Combinations

Updated: 19 Nov 2021

All possible one, two, three, and four string combinations on ukulele. Used for single note technique, fingerpicking, harmonic intervals, and chord string families.

ULFP117a-CH-1

Alternating Thumb Style, Building a Solid Foundation - The Basics

Updated: 07 Feb 2020

As the subtitle of this Fingerpicking Basics lesson for Ukulele implies, this lesson's focus is on the alternating thumb part of the style. Commonly called Travis Picking on guitar and Scrugg's Style for banjo. For guitar it’s an alternating bass note style with the thumb playing the lower, bass notes.

ULFP117fT1L4-CH-5

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level Four

Updated: 11 Oct 2019

All the previous lessons in the "Fingerpicking for Ukulele, Alternating Thumb Style Series" where melodic, single notes only. This lesson introduces The *Pinch, where any one of the thumb/index finger or thumb/middle finger combinations can be played together - harmonically.

ULFP117dT1L3-CH-4

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level Three

Updated: 08 Apr 2020

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.

ULFP117cT1L2-CH-3

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level Two

Updated: 07 Apr 2020

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

ULFP117

Fingerpicking on `Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style

Updated: 22 Apr 2012

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.

ULFP117hT2L3-CH-8

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and Two Fingers - Level Three

Updated: 08 Apr 2020

In this lesson we're introducing the middle finger to the fingerpicking patterns mastered in lesson/chapter four. There's three patterns in common or cut time.

ULFP117gT2L2-CH-7

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and Two Fingers - Level Two

Updated: 08 Apr 2020

In this lesson we’re introducing the middle finger to the fingerpicking patterns mastered in chapter/lessons four. There are six possible patterns in common or cut time.

ULFP117em-CH-6

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - The Middle Finger

Updated: 08 Apr 2020

In this lesson we’re reolacing the index finger with the middle finger for the patterns mastered in chapters/lessons two, three and four.

ULFP117j-CH-10

Alternating Thumb Style, The Pinch

Updated: 22 Apr 2012

All the previous lessons in the "Fingerpicking for Ukulele, Alternating Thumb Style Series" where melodic, single notes only. This lesson introduces The *Pinch, where any one of the thumb/index finger or thumb/middle finger combinations can be played together - harmonically.

ULFP117k-CH-11

Alternating Thumb Style, Rhythmic Variations

Updated: 11 Oct 2019

Rhythmic variations can be incorporated into this style of fingerpicking, creating a variety of syncopated patterns. All previous patterns were steady in nature, with the thumb alternating and playing on every downbeat. Many of the following patterns are syncopated, creating rhythmic variety.

ULFP117m-CH-13

Alternating Thumb Style, Additional Time Signatures

Updated: 11 Oct 2019

The patterns in the previous chapters were all in 4/4, common time with four beats per measure or pattern. The alternating thumb fingerpicking style can be used with additional time signatures.

ULFP117r-CH-18

Alternating Thumb Style, Patterns Summary

Updated: 11 Oct 2019

Summary of the core Alternating Thumb patterns from the Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking for Ukulele book.

ULFP117bT1L1-CH-2

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level One

Updated: 06 Apr 2020

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

ULFP117n-CH-14

Alternating Thumb Style, Banjo Rolls on Ukulele

Updated: 28 Mar 2020

Exploring banjo rolls on ukulele. In bluegrass music, a banjo roll or roll is a repeated accompaniment pattern of eighth notes. Each roll pattern is a right hand fingering pattern, which can be played while holding any chord position.

ULFP117o-CH-15

Alternating Thumb Style, Embellishments

Updated: 11 Oct 2019

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

ULFP117p-CH-16

Alternating Thumb Style, Reading TAB

Updated: 11 Oct 2019

Tablature, or "TAB" for short, is a musical notation system for indicating instrument fingering rather than musical pitches in the standard music tradition. Tablature is common for fretted stringed instruments such as the lute, vihuela, or guitar. Tablature has been around for centuries and was common during the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

ULFP117q-CH-17

Alternating Thumb Style, Remembering the Patterns

Updated: 11 Oct 2019

In addition to the individual rhythmic make-up of the pattern which is represented in the Standard Music Notation. Musical direction and the strings can help in remembering the patterns. The string pattern can really help with getting the plucking hand to actually execute the pattern as intended.

UL112b

Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Getting Started

Updated: 20 Jun 2019

There are two distinctly different Fingerpicking Styles. The Classical (pima) and "Alternating Thumb Style" commonly called "Travis Picking" in the guitar world and "Scruggs Style" in the banjo world. The focus of this series is on the classical (pima) style.

UL112t

Fingerpicking on Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style

Updated: 23 Jan 2020

The "Alternating Thumb Style" lessons are in their own section and book.

ULFP117a-extra

Alternating Thumb Style, Additional Practice Material

Updated: 18 Aug 2018

Additional practice material for developing and exploring the possibilities of the alternating thumb on ukulele no found in the book.

ML13

How and Why To Use Metronome

Updated: 21 Oct 2022

A metronome is a device that produces an audible click or other sound at a regular interval that can be set by the user, typically in beats per minute (bpm).

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