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
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 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 weâ€™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.
Lesson nine introduces variations using level II rhythmic syllables from Chuck Anderson's Modular Phonetic Rhythmic System.
Lesson ten introduces variations of lesson nine the level II rhythmic syllables from Chuck Anderson's Modular Phonetic Rhythmic System.
Applying the alternating thumb fingerpicking to 3/4 time.
Hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides are the most basic embellishments and an integral part of rock, folk, country, bluegrass, and pop music styles.
Tablature (or TAB for short) is a musical notation system for indicating instrument fingering rather than musical pitches in the standard music tradition.
Extra material for the Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking style.
For fingerpicking single notes in the alternating thumb style there are two approaches that can be taken.
Summary of the core Alternating Thumb patterns from the Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking for Ukulele book.
Additional practice material for developing and exploring the possibilities of the alternating thumb on ukulele no found in the book.
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