Fingerpicking Wed 6 PM Nov 7, 2018
Fingerpicking Ukulele Class. Wednesdays 6-8:15 PM, 5 Meetings, Nov 7-Dec 12 (No Class Nov 21) at Good Day Ukulele studio, Madison, WI. No book required. Prerequisite: Continuing-Beginner class or equivalent experience.
Picking individual strings in repeating patterns adds subtlety, texture, and greater emotional range to your accompaniment. The uke’s naturally high voice suits fingerpicking very well. We’ll learn the rich patterns of folk guitar, the delicate patterns of lute and classical guitar, the rapid trickery of banjo magicians, and the synchopated rhythms of ragtime piano. We’ll also explore how left-hand chord variations can add interest through simple motifs, melodic phrases, and runs. Our 5 weeks closes by combining both picking and strumming within a given song. Low-G uke tuning encouraged but not required.