Fingerpicking Basics for Ukulele
What you'll learn
- Start fingerpicking a few basic patters you can use time and time again
- Learn how to begin to apply fingerpicking to songs you already know
- You will understand the fundamental building blocks for developing fingerpicking technique
- Develop a more sophisticated sound for your playing
- You will need a ukulele in standard tuning
- You may wish to print off handouts
Are you bored with strumming? Do you want to make your ukulele playing more beautiful? Do you want to develop a more sophisticated sound?
Fingerpicking on the ukulele is a very satisfying style to play, and can really show off what a beautiful instrument the ukulele can be.
This course is designed to help you develop the necessary physical skill to introduce fingerpicking to your repertoire of musical skills.
How to start picking
What does your ‘rhythm’ (strumming) hand have to do
Develop necessary skills in each finger
Learn a few basic patterns
How to apply them to songs you already know.
This course is suitable for ukulele players of all levels. If you have learned a few chords and played a couple of songs, this is a benefit but not necessary. You can start with fingerpicking as a complete newbie if you would like to.
I have been teaching ukulele to players of from age 5-99 all around the Hampshire, for 8 years, from one-to-one coaching to classes of around 60 students. I direct an acoustic band which includes a ukulele section, for which I create suitable arrangements, select music, train members to performance standard and incorporate multi levels of skill.
“Many thanks for all your help Dielle, I really feel I got to grips with the technical stuff” Sue
"This is a very good beginner course and I am going to implement these fingerpicking styles as I learn more." Susan
“The tutors are inspirational” Peter, Hayling Ukulele Club
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to start fingerpicking on the ukulele
DiElle is a musician, singer, songwriter and composer, and an experienced tutor/coach.
Having taught hundreds of people face to face, and online, DiElle has refined her teaching approach to giving the most useful information in the most effective way to get actual real world results.
DiElle believes that learning to play an instrument is one of the greatest joys in life, and can give you a skill for life. She revels in spreading that joy.