Performing ukulele as a soloist is a great feeling.
One way to be a solo ukulele player is by fingerpicking the ukulele. There are many ways to fingerpick the ukulele. One beautiful way is to fingerpick arpeggio-based pieces.
Arpeggio pieces can be original compositions, like the one you learn in this lesson, or they can be based on Spanish and classical guitar pieces that have been arranged for ukulele. Arpeggio pieces feature a rhythmic and melodic intricate sound.
Take a listen to a performance of Arpeggio Study In A Minor – a piece based entirely around a repeating arpeggio picking pattern.
The word arpeggio means you pluck the notes of a chord in succession either ascending or descending. In this way, an arpeggio is a kind of fingerpicking pattern.
The following arpeggio pattern shows up in the first measure of this piece.
The first step is to learn this repeating arpeggio pattern. After that, learn the piece measure by measure one step at a time.
Picking pieces like this one typically take longer to learn than songs you’d normally strum, so be sure to take your time with it.
Learn to Fingerpick More Arpeggio Pieces
If you’re brand new to fingerpicking the ukulele, then, I’m here to help.
I teach you how to fingerpick intricate-sounding arpeggio pieces in the Fingerpicking Tricks online video lesson course.
In Fingerpicking Tricks, I teach you arpeggio pieces and more on the ukulele. With small, easy steps you have what you need to learn how to fingerpick the ukulele in multiple styles.
Why don’t you join me?