Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele

The common alternating thumb and two finger strumming style utilizing the thumb, index and middle fingers.

This is the common alternating thumb and two finger strumming style utilizing the thumb, index and middle fingers. Commonly called “Travis” 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 and Chet Atkins. This style is commonly played on steel string acoustic guitars. You'll find this series of lessons to be the most complete, comprenhesive and organized series of lessons offered anywhere - GUARANTEED.

Published: Aug 20, 2019 Updated: Aug 20, 2019

19 Lessons in the “Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele” Series
Fingerpicking - Alternating Thumb Style for `Ukulele, The Foundation

As the subtitle of this Fingerpicking Basics lesson for Ukulele implies, this lesson’s focus is on the alternating thumb part of the style.

Fingerpicking - Alternating Thumb Style for `Ukulele, Lesson One

In this lesson we’re introducing the index finger once to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the Alternate Thumb Fingerpicking Style - Introduction.

Fingerpicking - Alternating Thumb Style for `Ukulele, Lesson Two

In this lesson we’re introducing the index finger twice to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the Alternate Thumb Fingerpicking Style - Introduction.

Fingerpicking - Alternating Thumb Style for `Ukulele, Lesson 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.

Fingerpicking - Alternating Thumb Style for `Ukulele, Lesson Four

Lesson Four builds on the primer by using the thumb and index combination on all four beats.

Fingerpicking on `Ukulele - Alternating Thumb `Ukulele, Lesson Five

In this lesson we’re introducing the middle finger to the patterns mastered in lesson two.

Fingerpicking on `Ukulele - Alternating Thumb `Ukulele, Lesson Six

In this lesson we’re introducing the middle finger to the fingerpicking patterns mastered in lesson three.

Fingerpicking on `Ukulele - Alternating Thumb `Ukulele, Lesson Seven

In this lesson we’re introducing the middle finger to the fingerpicking pattern mastered in lesson four.

Fingerpicking on `Ukulele - Alternating Thumb `Ukulele, The Pinch

All the previous lessons in the Fingerpicking for Ukulele, Alternating Thumb Style series where melodic, single notes only.

Fingerpicking on `Ukulele - Alternating Thumb `Ukulele, Rhythmic Variations - Lesson Nine

Lesson nine introduces variations using level II rhythmic syllables from Chuck Anderson's Modular Phonetic Rhythmic System.

Fingerpicking on `Ukulele - Alternating Thumb `Ukulele, Even More Rhythmic Variations - Lesson Ten

Lesson ten introduces variations of lesson nine the level II rhythmic syllables from Chuck Anderson's Modular Phonetic Rhythmic System.

Fingerpicking on `Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style, 3/4 Time

Applying the alternating thumb fingerpicking to 3/4 time.

Fingerpicking on Ukulele - Banjo Rolls

Exploring banjo rolls on ukulele.

Fingerpicking on Ukulele - Lesson Thirteen - 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.

FIngerpicking on Ukulele, Lesson Fourteen - How to Read TAB

Tablature (or TAB for short) is a musical notation system for indicating instrument fingering rather than musical pitches in the standard music tradition.

Fingerpicking, Alternating Thumb Style - Extra Material

Extra material for the Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking style.

FIngerpicking, Alternating Thumb Style - Single Notes

For fingerpicking single notes in the alternating thumb style there are two approaches that can be taken.

Alternating Thumb Style Fingerpicking - Patterns Summary

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

Fingerpicking - Alternating Thumb Style for Ukulele, The Foundation - Additional Practice Material

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

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