“AKAKA FALLS” by Helen Parker . . . . . A Solo Ukulele Fingerpicking arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . . Recently heard in performances by Jake Shimabukuro
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. . .
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.
Those squiggly lines simply tell us to slowly roll those chords. . . starting from the 4th string and ascending to the first…
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