Fingerstyle Lessons

Charlotte’s Rag a Ukulele Tutorial for Using Alternate Chord Shapes in C

Beginners Lessons, Chords, Fingerstyle Lessons, General, Intermediate Lessons, Performance, Ragtime Ukulele

Following on from my tutorial on finger stretching. I wrote this Ragtime piece to help me with using different chord positions in the key of ‘C‘. The video first shows the piece played at a relaxed speed followed by slow motion without altering the pitch for practice. I have also[…]

  1. Terry: Nice one John, perhaps we can try this one out at the Ukulele Festival of GB?

  2. Ukulele Song Intros by Peter Moss | Ukulele Tutorial: […] The intro in C can be seen here […]

  3. Kevin: Thank you for this. You have introduced so many ideas and techniques in a simple and entertaining way. Thanks again,…

Phil Doleman Gives Exercises on Alternating Thumb Style Ukulele

Beginners Lessons, Fingerstyle Lessons, General, Intermediate Lessons, Tabs

Alternate Thumb Picking A great way of fingerpicking a song without losing the rhythmic drive you get from strumming is by using alternate thumb picking. It’s based on ‘Travis picking’ on the guitar, where the right hand thumb provides a driving bassline, going back and forth between two notes of[…]

  1. Paula Paul: Good information! It would be easier to understand if I could see your right hand as you played.

  2. Tallula: I'm just starting out with my ukulele and this looks like exactly the video I need... but like the comment…