Below is the lesson for “Out in the North” by Tobias Elof.
This fingerstyle piece has one of the catchiest melodies I’ve ever heard! This lesson introduces our guest instructor, Tobias Elof. He’s a brilliant ukulele player from Denmark and we’re super happy to have him join us for a lesson!
“Out in the North” is an original composition by Tobias. This arrangement is a condensed version of the studio recording and is comprised of two melodies: A and B. The part 1 lesson will begin by teaching you the melody. Next, you’ll learn the chord progression. And finally, you’ll put both parts together to create a chord melody.
In the part 2 lesson, Tobias will break down his unique playing style. He uses a two finger (thumb and index) approach for fingerpicking to create a lush tonal landscape. This technique is also used by the ultra talented Hawaiian ukulele player, Kimo Hussey.
* Note: There are two versions for this piece. The tutorial covers a bare-bones version of the song, while the performance adds a few variations to jazz it up.
* P.S. Want to learn to play this song EXACTLY like Tobias’s performance version which demos his incredible right hand technique… If you said YES, then check out our brand NEW course: Triplet Strum Magic. What are you waiting for? Discover the magic today! 🙂
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson