This blues-based arpeggio exercise from Lil Rev can be played alongside any 12-bar shuffle or boogie groove
Ukulele players who started on guitar are inclined to adapt their guitar skills to the ukulele. Here's how to play blues fingerpicking on ukulele.
These fingerstyle ukulele examples use one chord progression to teach several picking patterns that you can apply to your own music later on.
This classical fingerstyle ukulele lesson focuses on campanella style with an etude by Sor, from his 25 Progressive Studies, Op. 60 for guitar.
This emotional fingerstyle ukulele arrangement of "Are You Lonesome Tonight" plays closer to the original 1927 version rather than Elvis' 1960 recording.
This fingerstyle ukulele arrangement of "What If a Day" is good for beginners in that it is simple, uses only five chords, and employs a few different techniques.
In this ukulele lesson, you’ll learn how to solo based on an approach inspired by the blues guitar lexicon. It can also come in handy for rock and country soloing.
Francisco Tárrega's classical composition “Lágrima” happens to work out very nicely on the ukulele, as this arrangement for high-G ukulele by Tony Mizen demonstrates.
This arrangement uses a couple different picking techniques, including alternating bass thumb picking, multiple string pinches, single notes, & even some strumming.
Here we use “Travis picking,” which involves playing alternating bass notes on every beat with your thumb, while picking melody on the high strings with fingers.