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ZEN UKE TECHNIQUES #1 “Fingernail Fretting”

Moving forward, I’ll be filming shorter videos like this (in addition to the weekly lessons here at U.Z.!) to answer your questions…and to offer what I feel are – SUPER COOL UKULELE TECHNIQUES!

In this video, we’ll be sitting with an entirely new way of fretting…by exploring an exotic left hand technique with many possibilities!!
1. Overview of LH nail technique 1:57
2. Extend the range of your ukulele/guitar fretboard 2:58
3. Make slides/glissandos more fluid, expressive & exotic 3:10
4. Create extramusical effects 3:49
5. Learning to create new notes/frets in tune 3:54
6. Stand by Me Solo 5:21

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Stuart Fuchs is an award-winning, internationally touring guitarist and ukulele teaching artist who performs and teaches fun & innovative ukulele workshops at music festivals throughout North America, the Caribbean & Europe. Stuart has practiced Buddhist meditation and yoga for over two decades and is passionate about sharing music as a practice for self-care & wellness. Stu keeps a busy schedule as a teaching artist in the ukulele circuit, in school residencies and beyond. Stuart blends mindfulness and music with joy and playfulness at his annual “Ukulele Zen” retreat held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY – his YouTube channel “Ukulele Zen” offers weekly ukulele lessons to over 32,000 subscribers. Fuchs, an accomplished guitarist in many styles, has arranged and performed the gypsy jazz guitar music of Django Reinhardt for full symphonic orchestras and was featured on PRI’s “The World” with his award winning gypsy jazz band “Babik”. In 2014 Stuart was awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for his work bringing healing music to cancer patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo NY, where he was a professional artist in residence for eight years. Stuart has toured to three continents playing classical guitar with the internationally acclaimed new age Kirtan artist Snatam Kaur. Stuart’s played meditative guitar on the GRAMMY NOMINATED Best New Age Album “Beloved” by Snatam Kaur. #ukulelezen #stufuchs #zenuketips #ukulelezen #stufuchs #ukulelezen #stufuchs #zenuketips


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17 thoughts on “ZEN UKE TECHNIQUES #1 “Fingernail Fretting”

  1. I'm a beginner in ukulele and its very discouraging as I can only play two of the easiest songs (Riptide and can't help falling in love) but the way you present yourself in these videos gives me so much hope and confidence in my playing and self-betterment! Thank you so much!!

  2. Clever! I’m always so impressed with how well you know and understand this instrument. It’s like an extra limb for you. Very inspiring as well. Thank you!

  3. When I started (which was not too long ago lol) I only had a soprano and all the songs I wanted to learn were around the 12-15 frets so I played on the extra neck wood to get 2 additional notes. No one could tell me what doing this was called. Good to know I was doing things wrong but basically had the right idea, and there's a technique that actually has a name and is more useful to get those extra notes. Thank you!

  4. What a nice looking uke you got there. Looks like it took some beating over the years.
    Great lesson as always.
    Greets from the Netherlands.

  5. Thanks, Stu, so often we press top hard on the strings, and you have shown that it is not necessary to do so.

    I love Peanut (that's our cat's name as well).

    Come to Singapore soon😊

  6. I have a lot of fun with that! Thank you very much Stu, I did not know this option !
    Peanut seems to have a lot of experiences and memories to tell :-X

  7. I’m new in playing ukulele. What do you recommend for me to practice? Do you have day by day tutorial? Thankyou so much 🙂

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