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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

August 14, 2016

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akaka blog headerPerformance 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

akaka-music-11111Notice 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

akaka-music-222Those squiggly lines simply tell us to slowly roll those chords. . . starting from the 4th string and ascending to the first…

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