Greetings Ukulele Friends, Neighbors, and Family! Whoa! The time has come and we’re going to do some finger picking! I think the Sister Rosetta Tharp classic Up Above My Head is the right way to begin. By now you’re familiar with the song and a certain level of familiarity and comfort is a helpful starting point. The beauty of this is that the finger picking pattern itself is quite simple (I know, easy for me to say! But it really is….) and yet it sounds endlessly satisfying. That’s the uke isn’t it? We always get a lot for our efforts. I recommend staying loose and playing as slowly as you need to to make it smooth while working this out.
We’re getting into some deep waters so please let me know how you’re doing with this one and what you’d like to learn moving forward!!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Up Above My Head
Loop 1:11 What You Will Learn Today
Loop 2:37 Fingerpicking Breakdown
Loop 8:50 Closing Thoughts
Loop 10:02 Practice Loop of Whole Song