After more than a year and thousands of hours of work, Fingerpicking Tricks is here.
We’re so excited!
Fingerpicking Tricks is a brand new online video lesson course giving you an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method to becoming a master of fingerpicking on the ukulele.
The course is designed for ukulele players who wish to go beyond the basics of playing the ukulele and explore four distinct styles of fingerpicking the ukulele: pattern-based fingerpicking, arpeggio-based fingerstyle, melodic-based fingerstyle, and solo fingerpicking.
You have everything you need to become a proficient fingerpicker on the ukulele.
Here’s what you get in the course:
- Learn fingerpicking on the ukulele with over 7 hours of easy-to-follow, high-definition video instruction (89 total videos)
- Explore fingerpicking in four distinct styles: rhythmic-based fingerpicking, arpeggio-based fingerstyle, melodic-based fingerstyle, and solo fingerpicking
- Follow along with step-by-step, organized and detailed printable worksheets (168 pages)
- Discover the techniques used to fingerpick the ukulele as a solo instrument
- Expressively play 24 different pieces: everything from modern and classic ukulele songs all the way to pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Tárrega
- And much more…
Listen to the Songs You Learn in Fingerpicking Tricks
When it comes to fingerpicking the ukulele, there are four main styles: rhythmic-based fingerpicking, arpeggio-based fingerstyle, melodic-based fingerstyle, and solo fingerpicking.
These four styles cover every kind of fingerpicking you could possibly think of or perform on the ukulele.
Pattern-based fingerpicking is a style of fingerpicking where you fingerpick the rhythm of a song in a repeating fingerpicking pattern while you sing the melody of the song.
Fingerpicking in this style is a great place to start if you’re brand new to fingerpicking or if you’re looking for fresh, new ways to add variety and flavor to the sound of a song you might normally strum.
Watch this preview of a rhythmic fingerpicking rendition of the Hawaiian ukulele classic Aloha ‘Oe.
Fingerstyle differs from the rhythmic fingerpicking patterns you learn in that fingerstyle songs are only fingerpicked–there is no singing in fingerstyle.
In the style of arpeggio-based fingerstyle, learn a kind of fingerstyle that relies solely on repeating fingerpicking patterns called arpeggios.
Listen to this piece in the style of arpeggio-based fingerstyle you learn called Étude in E Minor by the Francesco Tárrega.
In the style of melodic-based fingerstyle, pieces feature a distinct fingerpicked melody along with beautiful fingerpicked harmonies.
Watch the following performance of Beethoven’s Für Elise–one such piece in the style of melodic-based fingerstyle.
Solo fingerpicking is a style of fingerpicking that allows you to strum and fingerpick the melody of a song that is normally sung.
This means you don’t have to be a good singer to play and enjoy your favorite songs on the ukulele.
Check out this performance of Blue Bells Of Scotland in the solo fingerpicking style on the ukulele. Notice how the melody of the song is fingerpicked and strummed throughout.
These are just a few of the songs you learn in Fingerpicking Tricks.
I can’t wait for you to get started.