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seanmorr
03-25-2014, 05:18 AM
hi all,
I'm looking for some suggestions for good fingerstyle songs to start with. Would prefer if Tab and video were available.

I've done some fingerstyle exercises but I feel like an actual song might help more.

thanks

Bob-in-Alberta
03-25-2014, 05:46 AM
Try here:
http://www.capotastomusic.com/ukulele-sheet-music/tabs.htm

They have some good basic songs.

katysax
03-25-2014, 06:23 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Classical-Ukulele-Solos-composers/dp/1461139856/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395764380&sr=8-1&keywords=easy+classical+ukulele

http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Play-Fingerstyle-Solos-Ukulele/dp/0786673427/ref=cm_cr_dp_asin_lnk

The Easy Classical solos are all easy but complex enough that they sound good. A more advanced player can use these as a foundation and beef them up, a beginner can get challenged and still have fun.

The Mark Kailana Nelson Learn to play Fingerstyle is the best of the various finger style instruction books I've found.

itsme
03-25-2014, 06:59 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Classical-Ukulele-Solos-composers/dp/1461139856/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395764380&sr=8-1&keywords=easy+classical+ukulele

The Easy Classical solos are all easy but complex enough that they sound good. A more advanced player can use these as a foundation and beef them up, a beginner can get challenged and still have fun.
I can't really recommend that book. See comments and some other ideas in this thread:

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?76263-Music-book-recommendations

igorthebarbarian
03-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Thanks Bob!


Try here:
http://www.capotastomusic.com/ukulele-sheet-music/tabs.htm

They have some good basic songs.

hibiscus
03-25-2014, 11:56 AM
Mark Kailana Nelson Learn to play Fingerstyle

Camsuke
03-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Sammantha Muir has a couple of good e-books and she also has videos of many of the pieces.
http://www.samanthamuir.com/ukulele-2/the-little-book-of-sor.html

Camsuke
03-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Here's another book by Wilfried Welti;
http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/solobuch1.pdf

seanmorr
03-26-2014, 04:48 AM
thanks everyone!

Five Ways
03-26-2014, 06:51 AM
Agree with the mark kailana nelson books, I found them very good when I started.
Steve.

actadh
03-26-2014, 08:49 AM
I started with Aldrine's La Vie En Rose video with the fingerpicking intro that is on the home page of Ukulele Underground.

Right now, I am doing this set of videos on the Travis pick. Lesson 6 shows how to do it, and Lesson 7 applies it in the intro song Dust in the Wind. Lesson 11 continues it. For some reason, his explanations work for me more than just reading a tab.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjcYhPF6COc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTfK8th4qbw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AirDW9VC_A0

I just used this page of tab and wrote notations for my use while watching the videos.
http://www.bytownukulele.ca/BUGMedia/tabid/906/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/1484/Dust-in-the-Wind--Kansas.aspx

philrab66
03-28-2014, 09:55 AM
hi all,
I'm looking for some suggestions for good fingerstyle songs to start with. Would prefer if Tab and video were available.

I've done some fingerstyle exercises but I feel like an actual song might help more.

thanks

Ken Middleton has a few easy ones that sound good try Down by the sally garden and wildwood flower.
http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk/Pages/FreeTabDownloads.aspx

artwombat
03-30-2014, 01:17 AM
What is finger- style is it a broad term or something specific.

Also I found this at cheezland site on the net (you will have to search for it)

60 Minutes and 4 Chords That Will Change Your Life!

It is supposed to be for kids but it will keep me going for a while. It is just a few easy chords that are rough enough/close enough to get you started without too much finger twist and you can play lots of songs.