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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: Feb 26, 2014 • UPDATED: Oct 14, 2019 • SERIES CODE: ULFP117 • VISITS: 120

19 Lessons in the “Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele” Series

Alternating Thumb Style, Building a Solid Foundation - The Basics • Updated: Feb 7, 2020

The Alternating Thumb part of the Alternating Thumb Fingerstyle style - The Foundation.

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level One • Updated: Mar 28, 2020

Introducing the index finger once to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the introduction

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level Two • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Introducing the index finger twice to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the introduction

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level Three • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Introducing the index finger three times to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the introduction

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - Level Four • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Introducing the index finger four times to the alternating thumb pattern mastered in the introduction

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and One Finger - The Middle Finger • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Introducing the middle finger to the patterns mastered in lesson two.

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and Two Fingers - Level Two • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Introducing the middle finger to the patterns mastered in lesson three.

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and Two Fingers - Level Three • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Introducing the middle finger to the patterns mastered in lesson four.

Alternating Thumb Style, Thumb and Two Fingers - Level Four • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Introducing the middle finger to the patterns mastered in lesson six.

Alternating Thumb Style, The Pinch • Updated: Apr 22, 2012

Where any one of the thumb/index finger or thumb/middle finger combinations can be played together - harmonically.

Alternating Thumb Style, Rhythmic Variations • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Rhythmic variations can be incorporated into this style of fingerpicking, creating a variety of syncopated patterns.

Alternating Thumb Style, More Rhythmic Variations • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

More rhythmic variations can be incorporated into this style of fingerpicking, creating a variety of syncopated patterns.

Alternating Thumb Style, Additional Time Signatures • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Alternating thumb fingerpicking style can be used with additional time signatures.

Alternating Thumb Style, Banjo Rolls on Ukulele • Updated: Mar 28, 2020

BluegrassBanjo roll on ukulele.

Alternating Thumb Style, Embellishments • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, and Slides - the most basic embellishments.

Alternating Thumb Style, Reading TAB • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Tablature, or TAB for short, is a musical notation system for indicating instrument fingering.

Alternating Thumb Style, Remembering the Patterns • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Music Direction, High “G”, C Tuning, What is T2L3?

Alternating Thumb Style, Patterns Summary • Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Summary of the core Alternating Thumb fingerpicking patterns.

Alternating Thumb Style, Additional Practice Material • Updated: Aug 18, 2018

Thumb variations, strng variations, naming patters, etc...

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