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philrab66
07-04-2011, 10:51 AM
Hi all just joined bought a Lani LC-70MGCE a few weeks back has anybody else got this make ?
Anyway just after a few easy picking songs, found 1 on you tube of Mikes scarborugh fair but getting stuck on the D. Cant seem to get 3 fingers to fit.
I would really like something I could pick to record it then strum over top any ideas?
Thanks in advance Phil.

Huckleberry
07-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Hi all just joined bought a Lani LC-70MGCE a few weeks back has anybody else got this make ?
Anyway just after a few easy picking songs, found 1 on you tube of Mikes scarborugh fair but getting stuck on the D. Cant seem to get 3 fingers to fit.
I would really like something I could pick to record it then strum over top any ideas?
Thanks in advance Phil.

For an easier D, bar the second fret with your index finger and put your pinkie on the fifth fret of the 1st string ( A string). Once you got that down pat, move it up to the fourth fret (bar) and pinky on the seventh fret and you now have an E chord. Good luck.

Huckleberry

philrab66
07-05-2011, 09:52 AM
Thanks Huckleberry will give that a go, i take it there is not too many picking songs by the response.
Phil.

janeray1940
07-05-2011, 09:58 AM
Check out the Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos (http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Play-Fingerstyle-Solos-Ukulele/dp/0786673427/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1309895636&sr=8-1) book.

I haven't found too much available online for free in terms of fingerstyle arrangements, but there are a few sites you might want to take a look at: some of the arrangements here (http://www.mammothgardens.com/ukulele/songs/) aren't too difficult, and there is one beginner exercise here (http://dominator.ukeland.com/index2.shtml).

hopkid
07-05-2011, 10:36 AM
I'm a beginner and there are a couple of fingerpicking tunes I've been working on. The first is Aldrine Guerrero's Ukulele Waltz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmZna1F15Wo) and the other is a version of Aloha Oe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejVDWkJheUA). The tabs for the latter are in this songbook (http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/solobuch.pdf). I can't find the link to the Ukulele Waltz tabs but they're out there somewhere. If you have trouble finding them let me know and I'll shoot them to you.

Also, I've been dabbling in these books as my initial exposure to fingerpicking. http://www.pekelosbooks.com/

I hope that helps!

philrab66
07-05-2011, 11:51 AM
Thanks hopkid will have a look, just found this very good not songs as such 20 fingrpicking tunes have a look.
Phil.

travelcard
07-05-2011, 12:21 PM
Thanks so much for that songbook, they are great songs for learning, unfortunately im going to have to brush up on some classical music so i can hear what the songs actually sound like but they sounded beautiful played really slow haha

rosceaux
07-05-2011, 01:21 PM
You might want to check out Ukulele Mike's videos on YouTube. There is one for "house of the rising Son" and one for "Still haven't found what I'm looking for" that are pretty basic.

CTurner
07-05-2011, 02:01 PM
Here is a site with a variety of songs, and they involve picking and strumming. I've enjoyed working on a lot of them.

Later edit:

:wallbash: Ack! Thanks for the heads up!:

http://www.muffin.net.nz/muffin/Printable_Ukulele_Music.html

mm stan
07-05-2011, 05:05 PM
Aloha Huckleberry,
If you know how to make a G chord position...use that same position on the GCE 2nd fret strings.. for your "D" chord 222... let me know how it works for you..MM Stan

philrab66
07-06-2011, 11:13 AM
Hi CTurner you forgot to put link to the site.
Thanks Phil.

luschen
07-06-2011, 11:58 AM
Here is a great version of Scotland the Brave from Ukehunt - about the only song I can fingerpick that sounds halfway decent:

http://ukulelehunt.com/2008/01/22/burns-night-scotland-the-brave/

marymac
07-06-2011, 07:31 PM
The books by Pekelo are great for beginners. I only have book 1 but I find it a lot more useful as a complete beginner than something like Learning to Play Fingerstyle Solos. www.pekelosbooks.com

carcrazed484
07-07-2011, 02:24 AM
Thanks janeray1940 for sharing the Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos book. I'm gonna get myself a copy of this.

Foinnse
07-07-2011, 06:33 AM
This guy does a good tutorial of Hallelujah and also includes a brief pattern that you could use to pick the song. Its simple enough but sounds really nice I think. Pattern comes in about 3mins 03secs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQX8WllHeMg

Cheers -F

pekelo
07-09-2011, 06:34 AM
Mahalo nui loa for the nice feedback! I've been busy trying to finish up
Bks 3 & 4 ... but there's too many work trips going on:( !!
pekelo
www.pekelosbooks.com

Vanny
04-19-2013, 09:43 AM
I'm a beginner and there are a couple of fingerpicking tunes I've been working on. The first is Aldrine Guerrero's Ukulele Waltz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmZna1F15Wo) and the other is a version of Aloha Oe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejVDWkJheUA). The tabs for the latter are in this songbook (http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/solobuch.pdf). I can't find the link to the Ukulele Waltz tabs but they're out there somewhere. If you have trouble finding them let me know and I'll shoot them to you.

Also, I've been dabbling in these books as my initial exposure to fingerpicking. http://www.pekelosbooks.com/

I hope that helps!



I have been looking for months to find tabs or a solid tutorial for Aldrine's ukulele waltz. Any way you could pass something my way? It would be greatly appreciated.

Shastastan
04-20-2013, 07:46 AM
Check out the Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos (http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Play-Fingerstyle-Solos-Ukulele/dp/0786673427/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1309895636&sr=8-1) book.

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Thanks. I just ordered this book. The classical book gives some music theory but not much on tabs if any. Ukulele for Dummies has some good content, though.

dalamaricus
04-20-2013, 11:43 PM
I have been looking for months to find tabs or a solid tutorial for Aldrine's ukulele waltz. Any way you could pass something my way? It would be greatly appreciated.

There's a tab here at UU in the Tabs and Chords forum:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?43239

Shastastan
04-21-2013, 07:49 AM
This guy does a good tutorial of Hallelujah and also includes a brief pattern that you could use to pick the song. Its simple enough but sounds really nice I think. Pattern comes in about 3mins 03secs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQX8WllHeMg

Cheers -F

I really appreciate you posting this. I never considered learning this song. It won't be easy to master, but at least a rookie has a chance. It's really nice that he shows how to do an easy chord change, too. Sure is a beautiful song and I forwarded the video our to our little uke club.

Nickie
04-21-2013, 08:01 AM
Funny....I always thought Hallelujah should have a picking pattern...I started singing it one day, and a picking pattern appeared magically on my uke...not one thought about it...that never happened to me on any other song before....and I can't explain the pattern...weird...

TaoJones1066
04-21-2013, 03:25 PM
I also think of Hallelujah as a strumming song. Listening to different versions of Leonard Cohen, and none of them use arpeggios.

hibiscus
04-21-2013, 03:32 PM
Check out Ken Middleton's site for several free & beautiful solos. (He also has e-books for sale).

Vanny
04-22-2013, 06:19 AM
There's a tab here at UU in the Tabs and Chords forum:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?43239

Dalamaricus, thanks. You're a baller shot caller. And I bet you probably have 20 inch blades on your impalla. I can't believe I couldn't find this. So excited to get started on it!