This informative and entertaining tutorial will teach you a myriad of fingerpicking and chording techniques. Del Rey takes a guitar player's approach to the instrument, using her three fingers to get syncopated melody and harmony lines against a steady thumb beat. She teaches you how to play cool riffs, turnarounds, blues songs and up-beat dance tunes.
Tuning her uke to open C (G-C-E-A), she starts off with blues scales and right hand exercises to coordinate your picking and fretting hands. Then it's right into five fabulous pieces in a variety of keys: Goin' Up The Country (Barbeque Bob), Run and Tell Your Daddy, Lord and Keep It Clean (Charlie Jordan), Dance Hall Shuffle (Clifford Hayes) and Brown's Blues (Matt Weiner).
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