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: Oct 18, 2019 Updated: Oct 18, 2019 Visits: 1
18 Lessons in the “Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele” Series
As the subtitle of this Fingerpicking Basics lesson for Ukulele implies, this lesson’s focus is on the alternating thumb part of the style.
In this lesson we’re introducing the index finger once to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the Alternate Thumb Fingerpicking Style - Introduction.
In this lesson we’re introducing the index finger twice to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the Alternate Thumb Fingerpicking Style - Introduction.
In this lesson we’re introducing the index finger three times to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the Alternate Thumb Fingerpicking Style - Introduction.
Lesson Four, Thumb and One Finger - Level Four builds on the primer by using the thumb and index combination on all four beats.
In this lesson we’re introducing the middle finger to the patterns mastered in lesson two.
In this lesson we’re introducing the middle finger to the fingerpicking patterns mastered in lesson three.
In this lesson we're introducing the middle finger to the fingerpicking pattern mastered in lesson four.
All the previous lessons in the Fingerpicking for Ukulele, Alternating Thumb Style series where melodic, single notes only.
All the patterns covered so far where melodic and consisted of single notes only.
Rhythmic variations can be incorporated into this style of fingerpicking, creating a variety of syncopated patterns.
Building on the patterns in the last lesson, this lessons incorporates ties.
The patterns in the previous chapters were all in 4/4, common time with four beats per measure or pattern.
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