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Posts Tagged ‘technique’

There’s been plenty going on in the Ukulele World lately and it’s about time I break my silence to share some important ukulele news.

1. Ukulele for Dummies soon to be released

First and foremost, best friend of the blog Al Wood from Uke Hunt has worked hard on writing a Beginner Ukulele book for the ‘For Dummies’ series.
Knowing Al, Ukulele for Dummies is bound to be packed with details and thorough explanations. Find out all details about the book in Al’s post.

Ukulele for Dummies can be preordered on all the Amazon sites.

Ukulele for Dummies on Amazon.fr (Release date: 24th of June 2011).

To give you an idea of the quality work you can expect from Al, make sure you read his last post ‘Barre chord Tips‘.

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Today multi-string-instrumentalist Herman Vandecauter from Belgium discusses the importance of using the little finger when playing the ukulele and illustrates his point with an exercise for ukuleles in GCEA tuning which you can hear and download further in this post.

Here is what Herman says :

I am always impressed when I see good left hand technique on the ukulele. I attach the greatest possible importance on the use of the fourth finger (the little finger or pinky) of the left hand, so often neglected.
Your little finger can become extremely flexible and fast if trained in the right manner.

The 4th finger should be your first choice when you reach the third fret of the first string.

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