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Exploring Fingerpicking Technique on `Ukulele
Published: 2014-06-22 19:35:26

The 'Ukulele is typically played with the fingers in a strumming style and finger picking. This series explores the two fingerpicking styles.

4 Lessons in the “Exploring Fingerpicking Technique on `Ukulele” Series

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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Getting Started

There are two distinctly different fingerpicking styles.

One is the Alternating Thumb style commonly called Travis Picking in the guitar world and Scruggs Style in the banjo world. Both named after the most famous musicians that made the style famous.

Second is the Classical (pima) style most associated with classical guitar that involves the thumb and three fingers.

This focus of this series is on the second, classical style.

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

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.

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Fingerstyle on `Ukulele - Single and Multi String Exploration

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.

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Fingerpicking on Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style

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

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