Below is the lesson for Fingerpicking Etude no. 25: “Morning Dew”.
This peaceful sounding etude is beginner-friendly and focuses on developing your hammer-on, pull-off, and slide technique. This composition was inspired by the feeling of waking up on a morning where there’s no responsibilities to be attended to. In other words, waking up and soaking in the sounds of the birds chirping and the sun shining – and above all – relaxing. As an adult, we all know that the above doesn’t happen often, but when it does it is quite blissful.
From a lesson perspective, this is a song that you want to tackle after completing The Definitive Beginner’s Guide to Ukulele. That course covers the mechanics behind doing the techniques mentioned in the opening sentence. Therefore, this lesson is intended as a way to further develop the techniques rather than an introduction to them.
* Bonus Lesson: This song also introduces the concept of Rubato. Wondering what it is and how to use? Check out this lesson to find out!
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson