Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1

Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1 Author Lil' Rev
ISBN-10 9780634079863
Release 2005-12-01
Publisher Hal Leonard
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The Hal Leonard Ukulele Method is designed for anyone just learning to play ukulele. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by acclaimed performer and uke master Lil' Rev includes many fun songs of different styles to learn and play.



The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs for Better Living (Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Songbooks)

The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs for Better Living (Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Songbooks) Author Jim Beloff
ISBN-10 9781423477754
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Publisher Hal Leonard
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(Ukulele). Strum a different song every day with easy arrangements of 365 of your favorite songs in one big songbook! The Daily Ukulele features ukulele arrangements with melody, lyrics and uke chord grids and are in ukulele-friendly keys that are particularly suited for groups of one to one hundred to play and sing. Includes favorites by the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan, folk songs, pop songs, kids' songs, Christmas carols and Broadway and Hollywood tunes, all with a spiral binding for ease of use. Also features a Tips & Techniques section, chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos and art throughout. The Daily Ukulele offers ukulele fun all year long!



Ukulele Primer Book for Beginners with DVD

Ukulele Primer Book for Beginners with DVD Author Bert Casey
ISBN-10 9781893907676
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Publisher Watch & Learn, Inc.
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The Ukulele Primer Book for Beginners with DVD by Bert Casey is designed to help the beginner learn how to play the ukulele. This beginning ukulele book can be used with a Soprano, Concert, or Tenor ukulele. These lessons start off with the absolute basics like parts of the uke, tuning (G, C, E, A), left and right hand position, and how to strum. After covering the essentials, you will learn how to play easy chords and different strum patterns in the context of fifteen popular songs. The fifty page music book contains written instruction, music notation, helpful tips, chord charts, and detailed photographs. The 86 minute DVD provides video instruction for all of the techniques and songs covered in the book. The DVD uses split screens so you will be able to clearly see both hands and the music at all times. This is the perfect course and songbook for teaching a beginner how to play the uke. Entertain your friends and family today by learning how to play this great instrument that is soaring in popularity.

In addition to the DVD, all video lessons are also available for online access.



First 50 Songs You Should Play on Ukulele

First 50 Songs You Should Play on Ukulele Author Hal Leonard Corp.
ISBN-10 9781495031120
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Publisher Hal Leonard
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(Ukulele). An amazing collection of 50 accessible, must-know favorites for the beginner who's learned enough to feel ready to step into songbooks! This book features melody, lyrics, and chord diagrams. Includes: Both Sides Now * Edelweiss * The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) * Hallelujah * Hey, Soul Sister * I Walk the Line * I'd like to Teach the World to Sing * I'm Yours * Imagine * Mack the Knife * Over the Rainbow * Peaceful Easy Feeling * Puff the Magic Dragon * The Rainbow Connection * Riptide * Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home, Country Roads * This Land Is Your Land * We Are the World * You Are My Sunshine * and many more.



The Ukulele: A History

The Ukulele: A History Author Jim Tranquada
ISBN-10 9780824836344
Release 2012-05-31
Publisher Latitude 20
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Since its introduction to Hawai‘i in 1879, the ‘ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical joke; a highly sought-after collectible; a cheap airport souvenir; a lucrative industry; and the product of a remarkable synthesis of western and Pacific cultures. The ‘Ukulele: A History explores all of these facets, placing the instrument for the first time in a broad historical, cultural, and musical context.

Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, Jim Tranquada and John King tell the surprising story of how an obscure four-string folk guitar from Portugal became the national instrument of Hawai’i, of its subsequent rise and fall from international cultural phenomenon to “the Dangerfield of instruments,” and of the resurgence in popularity (and respect) it is currently enjoying among musicians from Thailand to Finland. The book shows how the technologies of successive generations (recorded music, radio, television, the Internet) have played critical roles in popularizing the ‘ukulele. Famous composers and entertainers (Queen Liliuokalani, Irving Berlin, Arthur Godfrey, Paul McCartney, SpongeBob SquarePants) and writers (Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, P. G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie) wind their way through its history―as well as a host of outstanding Hawaiian musicians (Ernest Kaai, George Kia Nahaolelua, Samuel K. Kamakaia, Henry A. Peelua Bishaw). In telling the story of the ‘ukulele, Tranquada and King also present a sweeping history of modern Hawaiian music that spans more than two centuries, beginning with the introduction of western melody and harmony by missionaries to the Hawaiian music renaissance of the 1970s and 1980s.



Essential Elements for Ukulele - Method Book 1: Comprehensive Ukulele Method

Essential Elements for Ukulele - Method Book 1: Comprehensive Ukulele Method Author Marty Gross
ISBN-10 9781480393882
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Publisher Hal Leonard
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(Essential Elements Ukulele). Playing the ukulele is an enjoyable, easy, and inexpensive way to get involved in music. It provides a way to learn musical concepts and skills that can apply to any instrument you decide to study. Moreover, it will give you a great opportunity to share the joy of making music with other people. This book will help to provide you with the basic skills and musical background you need to get started. This carefully crafted method emphasizes chord strumming skills; teaching students HOW to practice; note reading exercises; "chord challenges" to learn how to figure out chord progressions; tab reading; and more. It also includes nearly 30 familiar songs that students can play while still learning, including: All My Loving * Home on the Range * Hound Dog * Jambalaya (On the Bayou) * La Bamba * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * The Rainbow Connection * Take Me Out to the Ballgame * and more! Practice, experiment, and have fun playing the ukulele! Click here for a demo video from author Marty Gross.



Alfred's Ukulele Chord Chart: A Chart of All the Basic Chords in Every Key, Chart

Alfred's Ukulele Chord Chart: A Chart of All the Basic Chords in Every Key, Chart Author Ron Manus
ISBN-10 9781470610111
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Publisher Alfred Music
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This convenient chord chart lists all the basic ukulele chords in every key. All chords are clearly shown using chord frames that indicate frets, fingerings, and the note names in every chord. Major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, major 6th, minor 6th, and 9th chords are given. A chord accompaniment guide is included that shows the three principal chords, the relative minor chords, and alternate chords for each key.



Play Ukulele Today!: A Complete Guide to the Basics Level 1 Bk/online audio

Play Ukulele Today!: A Complete Guide to the Basics Level 1 Bk/online audio Author Barrett Tagliarino
ISBN-10 9780634078613
Release 2006-06-01
Publisher Hal Leonard
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(Play Today Instructional Series). This is the ultimate self-teaching method designed to offer quality instruction, terrific songs, and professional-quality audio with 61 full-demo tracks. It can be used by students who want to teach themselves or by teachers for private or group instruction. Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book as you listen to the teacher on the audio tracks. This book includes over 60 great songs and covers: songs, chords and melodies; picking and strumming; playing tips and techniques; music notation; and more. The audio is accessed online and features playback tools including the ability to change the tempo and loop challenging parts.



Ukulele Chord Dictionary: Handy Guide (Alfred Handy Guide)

Ukulele Chord Dictionary: Handy Guide (Alfred Handy Guide) Author Morton Manus
ISBN-10 9780882842080
Release 2009-05-29
Publisher Alfred Music
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This handy reference guide fits into your ukulele case or pocket and is organized in a unique dictionary style, making it easy for you to find any chord quickly. There are sections on how to read music, tuning, movable chords, and chord derivations. An easy-to-use fingerboard chart is included which shows all the notes on the fingerboard.



Ukulele For Dummies

Ukulele For Dummies Author Alistair Wood
ISBN-10 9781119135975
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Publisher For Dummies
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The fast and easy way to learn how to play the ukulele

With the help of Ukulele For Dummies, learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing—fast. From purchasing a ukulele and the necessary accessories to making sense of simple chord progressions and playing in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, Hawaiian, and holiday favourites—the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have you creating beautiful music in no time.

For anyone wishing to learn to play this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics, from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger picking—and everything in between. Plus, you'll find tips to make certain chord changes easier, chords and tabs for popular Christmas and New Year songs, apps for mobile devices, the ten best ukulele chords, and so much more.

  • Audio tracks are available via online download at Dummies.com, creating a total musical instruction package
  • Features a ukulele buying guide for the novice
  • Offers instruction in a variety of musical styles
  • Provides finger-picking instruction and the chords and patterns you need to know

With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making a big splash with this tiny instrument in no time.



The ukulele

The  ukulele Author Jim Tranquada
ISBN-10 0824835441
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 282
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This is the first fully documented account of the history of the Ukulele as an iconic element of Hawaiian culture. The authors discuss the evolution of ukulele as a musical instrument from the origin in Madeira Island and also its central role in the diffusion of Hawaiian music in the United States. The work goes much beyond the usual ukulele as collectible approach and places the instrument in its social, political, and cultural contexts of Western Europe, Hawaii, and the US Mainland.



The Ukulele Handbook

The Ukulele Handbook Author Gavin Pretor-Pinney
ISBN-10 9781408836293
Release 2013
Pages 144
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The ukulele has gone from strength to strength in recent years, undergoing a massive resurgence. You can hear the uke all over the place, from trendster indie rock to top ten pop songs, from unshakeable TV ads to YouTube megahits. And this obsession shows no sign of abating - all over the country people are picking up a ukulele and starting to strum, at home, in classes and down at the pub. Schools are even replacing the faithful recorder with a jazzy, inexpensive uke. Famous idlers Gavin Pretor-Pinney and Tom Hodgkinson have spent hours idling away on their ukuleles to produce the ultimate uke handbook: an illustrated guide to its history crossed with a how-to guide and songbook. This is the book that will bring the underground movement into the mainstream. The first half of the book delves into the rich history of this eccentric little instrument, from its birth in Hawaii to its popularity across the world, with a timeline from 1879 to today and a ukulele hall of fame that includes George Formby, Hawaiian legend Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and YouTube ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro. Then on to the practicalities: the anatomy of the ukulele, which uke to buy, how to play it, how to strum, pick, read chord charts and tune the strings. Once you know all this, you can get playing the songbook, which includes a wide spread of songs from medieval lays and nursery rhymes to blues and rock 'n roll. Beautiful presentation and tab notation make reading the music easy, even for beginners. With the highest production values, a light touch and an irresistible instrument at centre stage, this book is a must-have for all aspiring Formbys.



The Ukulele

The Ukulele Author Jim Beloff
ISBN-10 0879307587
Release 2003
Pages 127
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(Book). The Ukulele A Visual History is a fun, photo-filled look at the ongoing story of this diminutive instrument. This revised edition includes a new chapter on recent pop-culture visibility, new photos, and updated information throughout. It features breathtaking color photographs of the finest and most unique ukuleles, the history of the ukulele, the greatest players, the great makers, and the uke in popular culture. Beautifully designed and presented in a deluxe hardcover edition ... uke can't go wrong with this book!



How to Pick and Strum the Ukulele

How to Pick and Strum the Ukulele Author Hideo M. Kimura
ISBN-10 0917822358
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 72
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Heeday Kimura's best seller since 1974. You'll learn how to tune your uke (short for ukulele) both by mechanical means--pitch pipe, piano, and even by ear. You'll learn fast with the hand-lettered instructions for easy reading and clearly illustrated pictures so you know exactly where to place your fingers, how to keep time, which string to pick, and what chords to strum. And you'll apply these skills to songs like London Bridge, Lightly Row, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Ol' Smokey, Long, Long Ago (in the Key of C), When The Saints Go Marching In, Shortnin' Bread, Caissons Go Rolling, Jingle Bells, Clementine, Down In The Valley, Home On The Range, and more!



Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele

Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele Author JOHN KING
ISBN-10 9781610651455
Release 2010-12-17
Pages 48
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Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele presents ukulele music as you have never seen or heard it before. an anthology of pieces selected from the earliest known methods and collections published for the ukulele between 1909 and 1920, Famous Solos and Duets is newly engraved in both standard notation and tablature and contains extensive fingering and performance instructions.Edited, arranged, and performed by ukulele virtuoso and historian John King, this collection makes the original, classic repertoire of this charming little instrument available to the public for the first time in nearly a century. the Preface, informative and thoroughly researched, places the ukulele and its music in historical context, from its early days in Hawai'i, to its widespread popularity on the Mainland. Showcasing pieces which are both challenging and beautiful, Early Solos and Duets features the music of Queen Lili'uokalani, King Kalakaua, Ernest Ka'ai, Henry Kailimai, George Awai, George Kia Nahaolelua, N. B. Bailey and Vadah Olcott Bickford. Also included in Early Solos and Duets are invaluable instructions for the different styles of strumming as played by the Father of the ukulele, Ernest Ka'ai. the CD contains all 22 pieces expertly performed by Mr. King.



The Ukulele 4 Chord Songbook

The Ukulele 4 Chord Songbook Author Hal Leonard Corp.
ISBN-10 9781495058448
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 176
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(Ukulele). With just 4 chords, you can play 50 hot songs on your ukulele! Songs include: Brown Eyed Girl * Do Wah Diddy Diddy * Forever & Always * Hey Ya! * Ho Hey * I Love a Rainy Night * If I Had $1,000,000 * Jessie's Girl * Let It Be * One Love * Please Mr. Postman * Stand by Me * Toes * With or Without You * and many more.



Fun with the Ukulele

Fun with the Ukulele Author MEL BAY
ISBN-10 9781609747640
Release 2015-06-04
Pages 40
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Presents tuning, proper positioning, basic chords (C tuning) and folk songs for strumming and singing. Very easy to comprehend, even for the absolute beginner. the book teaches rhythm accompaniment in several meters. Each song includes lyrics and a suggested strumming pattern. A companion video is available and recommended to ensure accuracy and ease of learning.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Playing the Ukulele

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Playing the Ukulele Author David Hodge
ISBN-10 9781101584774
Release 2012-07-18
Pages 288
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Whether you want to play a few simple melodies or jam with other musicians, this helpful guide gives you the surest path from start to success.



The Ukulele

The Ukulele Author Denis Gilbert
ISBN-10 0972879501
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 140
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At Step by Step guide on making the Hawaiian Ukulele.Supported with over 170 photographs



Ukulele

Ukulele Author Daniel Dixon
ISBN-10 9781423618126
Release 2014-07-30
Pages 144
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These days the ukulele is experiencing a revolution-both as a valid instrument that can sweetly transform pop music and rock and roll, and as the focus of dozens of clubs springing up across the world. Ukulele! brings the "uke" world to light, exposing its colorful history, quirky characters, and irresistible charm. Dozens of colorful photos and ephemera make Ukulele! as fun to look at as it is to read. Celebrate the history of the ukulele and the unique culture that surrounds it in Ukulele by Daniel Dixon with Dixie Dixon and Jayne McKay. Ukulele explores the spiritual quality that brings people together by discussing the colorful characters that have been drawn to the instrument over the years. Daniel Dixon traces its origins in Hawaii and illustrates how it traveled to the mainland U.S. and became such a popular instrument. Ukulele also showcases the best of the early players such as Cliff Edwards as well as the most popular contemporary uke players like Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Jake Shimabukuro.



The Uke Book Illustrated

The Uke Book Illustrated Author John Weissenrieder
ISBN-10 1940611148
Release 2015-02-15
Pages 160
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The story of The Uke Book Illustrated begins in the workshop of Master Luthier John Weissenrieder. He has been building classical guitars for over 15 years. Sarah Greenbaum, a painter from New York, met John in Italy and expressed her fascination and interest in the construction of musical instruments. Over a couple of cappuccinos, an idea sparked: to create a beautifully illustrated book about how a musical instrument is made. Not just a manual, but also an artistically conceived and executed book that portrays the poetry and mystery of this ancient trade, showing innumerable practical aspects of the preparation and selection of materials, assembly and construction, the tools and jigs, and how to approach the work. Fundamentally, The Uke Book Illustrated is about the process of the construction of a ukulele. But what makes it so special, and so groundbreaking in the woodworking and craft category, is that it clearly explains every step of the process through concise notes and informative drawings in the format of a graphic novel. Anyone who wants to use this book as a guide or manual, will be able to proceed chapter by chapter and drawing by drawing during the realization of his or her own instrument. Anyone wanting to gain insight into how a musical instrument is made will appreciate the clear and informative line drawings and the beautiful watercolor illustrations that fill every page of The Uke Book Illustrated. In the end, this book is not just for crafters and woodworkers, but for musicians, artists, and anyone who enjoys a good story or is fascinated by the process of creating something with one s own hands"



The Ukulele Entertainer

The Ukulele Entertainer Author Ralph Shaw
ISBN-10 9781623092016
Release 2011-12-12
Pages 178
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Be the Best “Ukulele Entertainer” You Can Be! Could your playing, singing or onstage banter use a little fine-tuning? All string instrument performers will benefit from this practical, informative book. Going far beyond other ukulele publications, this helpful guide shows the aspiring ukulele star of any age how to: • Put strings on a ukulele, correctly • Play three styles of triplet strum • Know where to look when you sing • Tackle nerves and stage fright • Start and run a ukulele club • Remember lyrics and sing on pitch • Create a killer set list, and much, much more Learn from a seasoned pro how to relax and improvise, introduce more dynamics into your playing, even—just for fun—how to make ukulele wine! You’ll get some lessons in musical history and be royally entertained by the “King of the Ukulele” himself. Welcome to The Ukulele Entertainer, a book to help ukulele players with their playing and performance skills. This book shows all levels of ukulele player how to play better and includes tips on improving your chances of success when you get out in front of an audience. Much of the information is also useful for other musicians and entertainers who are not ukulele players. The pieces have been placed in sections. Since this is a book primarily for ukulele players, the most obvious category would be advice on how to play the ukulele. But, surprisingly perhaps, Ralph doesn't dwell on the playing of the instrument as much as you might expect. Achieving excellence as an entertainer or musical performer requires knowledge and sets of skills far beyond musical techniques. How often has the ukulele player come up against stage fright or wondered where in the audience to look while singing? Therefore, numerous pages are dedicated to the teaching of performance ability. Most ukulele players are singers too. Singing looks so easy when done well. But only those who have persistently devoted themselves to the improvement of vocal technique understand how the playing of a stringed instrument is less than half the battle. Becoming a better singer is a big part of the ukulele player’s education, so you’ll find chapters to help with singing on pitch and the delivery of lyrics. Ralph Shaw's writing comes across in the same terms as his performances. Elements of humour, storytelling and whimsy woven throughout. These flashes of pattern and colour will help the reader to absorb and remember the lessons. You’ll also find the occasional chapter that won’t help you improve either your playing or performance abilities. However, you will learn how to make an undrinkable wine from an old ukulele, partake in the joys of making music through the eyes and ears of a fifteen-year-old girl, and discover “Sithee,” the Yorkshire equivalent of the Hawaiian word “Aloha.” You may choose to think of these pieces as moments of inspirational literature. If you don’t, and instead you view them as items of pointless frivolity, then one should ask, If we can’t be allowed some time and space for reckless self-abandon, then why are we playing the ukulele in the first place?



Ukulele Heaven Songs from the Golden Age of the Ukulele

Ukulele Heaven   Songs from the Golden Age of the Ukulele Author IAN WHITCOMB
ISBN-10 9781619116047
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 108
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A wonderful tribute to the ukulele and its leading advocates, past and present.Contains seventeen classics and eight new tunes as well as an in-depth historical essay illustrated with original sheet music covers. Classic selections include: Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula; Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?; All That I Ask of You Is Love; They're Wearing 'Em Higher in Hawaii; Sierra Sue; Any Time; Pasadena; Somebody Stole My Gal; Blue; and more. All tunes are shown with complete lyrics and chord diagrams. Includes a select discography of audio's featuring ukulele artists and a list of uke web sites. Most of the songs heard in the feature film Stanley's Gig (2000) starring Faye Dunaway can be found in this book. Includes access toonline audio



The First Step How to Play the Ukulele and Ukulele Banjo

The First Step   How to Play the Ukulele and Ukulele Banjo Author Lew Stern
ISBN-10 9781473359574
Release 2016-08-26
Pages 42
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This early work by Lew Stern was originally published in 1921 and we are now republishing it. 'The First Step - How to play the Ukulele and Ukulele Banjo' is an easy to follow instruction book that contains information on tuning, strumming, chords, and other tips for playing the instrument. This is a great work for all those wishing to learn a tune on the Ukelele.



Fun with the Ukulele

Fun with the Ukulele Author
ISBN-10 9780871664655
Release 1961
Pages 40
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Presents tuning, proper positioning, basic chords (C tuning) and folk songs for strumming and singing. Very easy to comprehend, even for the absolute beginner. The book teaches rhythm accompaniment in several meters. Each song includes lyrics and a suggested strumming pattern. A companion CD and video are available and either is recommended to ensure accuracy and ease of learning.



It s Ukulele Time

It s Ukulele Time Author Ron Manus
ISBN-10 9781470616052
Release 2013-10-23
Pages 24
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This simple and effective approach to learning the ukulele will get you playing right away. Start with the absolute basics like holding the instrument and in no time, you’ll have fun strumming the chords to all-time favorite songs. Melodies and lyrics are included, so you can sing along with friends and family or play duets with other musicians. The clear layout, large illustrations, and detailed photos make learning easy. Whether you are teaching yourself or learning with others, this is the best introduction to playing the ukulele. Songs include "Aloha Oe," "Clementine," "Down in the Valley," "Over the Rainbow," "When the Saints Go Marching In," and more!



Ukulele for Beginners

Ukulele for Beginners Author Will Grove-White
ISBN-10 9781844038190
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 192
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Interested in the ukulele and want to learn how to play it? This is the book for you. This all-encompassing guide to the ukulele is written by Will Grove-White, one of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Clearly written, beautifully designed, and chock-full of photos and illustrations, Get Plucky With the Ukulele is the perfect teach-yourself ukulele book for adults and children alike, and a must for anyone with an interest in the instrument. - No knowledge of music required - Clearly written and easy to understand - Full colour photographic illustrations - Chords to learn and songs to strum - Simple and advanced strumming techniques - Pull-out Chord Dictionary - Tips and tricks for writing your own songs - How to play in a group - Play along with the songs online Also includes: - A complete history of the ukulele - Biographies of great uke players from past and present - Ukulele revelations about Jimi Hendrix, Neil Armstrong, Elvis Presley and more...