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“AKAKA FALLS” by Helen Parker . . . . . A Solo Ukulele Fingerpicking arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . Recently heard in performances by Jake Shimabukuro

July 27, 2016

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Performance by Jake Shimabukuro from the “GRAND UKULELE” CD

My arrangement of “AKAKA FALLS” was inspired by Jake but is a bit more scaled down for the average player . . . It is a fingerpicking arrangement unlike the many Chord/Melody tunes I’ve done most recently.  Below are several short excerpts for you to try. . .

Example ONE

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Notice the “Hammer On” in the first measure . . . This is done by playing the 5th fret note on the second string, then striking the 7th fret following that without picking it. . . It takes some patience and lot’s of practice to get that technique. . . I’ll be doing a YouTube video on both the “Hammer On” and the “Pull Off” soon.

Example TWO

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Those squiggly lines simply tell us to slowly roll those chords. . . starting from the 4th string and ascending to the first. . . a slow roll to give it a “harp” – like effect. Also note that we have a BARRE chord at the beginning of the first measure on the second stave.  This is accomplished by barring across all 4 strings at the 7th fret with the index finger while placing the middle finger on the 8th fret of the first string.

Example THREE

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“AKAKA FALLS” is not currently available in any Ukulele Mike collection     . . . It can, however be purchased separately by making a payment of $5.39 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website:  http://www.ukulelemikelynch.com . . . When you make the payment, PayPal should give you the option of letting us know which tablature you want. . . then it will be personally emailed to you within the day.   

The Ukulele Mike Chord/Melody “TRILOGY” now reduced to just $50.00 . . . Individually also reduced to just $20.00 each

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Questions regarding any Ukulele resources, please email: TheUkuleleMan2012@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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  1. August 14, 2016 2:54 p08

    Reblogged this on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH – All things UKULELE.

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