Ukulele For Dummies
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|Format: ||Paperback, 360 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 24 June 2011|
Learn everything ukulele--from chord progressions to playing pop, folk, and holiday favorites--and, yes, even Hawaiian music! The ukulele is hot. The season one finale of Glee featured a ukulele. The recent hit song "Hey Soul Sister" by Train includes the dulcet tones of a uke. Not to mention the runaway success of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. For anyone wishing to master this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics--from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger-picking. The print version of the book includes a CD with audio tracks of the entire musical notation in the book--creating a total musical instruction package Offers instruction in a variety of styles--including pop, folk, holiday favorites, and Hawaiian music Features a buying guide for the novice--with tips on purchasing a ukulele plus other necessary accessories The enhanced ebook contains 30 in-line instructional videos With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making beautiful music--as they tiptoe through the tulips--in no time. Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part 1: Ukulele Basics. Chapter 1: Why Play the Ukulele? Chapter 2: Ukulexicon. Chapter 3: Getting in Tune. Chapter 4: Before You Play a Note. Part 2: Chords and Strumming. Chapter 5: First Ukulele Chords. Chapter 6: Strumming Patterns. Chapter 7: More Chords. Part 3: Picking and Single Note Playing. Chapter 8: Going Solo. Chapter 9: Fingerpicking Patterns. Chapter 10: Combining Chords and Melodies. Chapter 11: Soloing Techniques. Part 4: Style Files. Chapter 12: Rock and Punk. Chapter 13: Blues. Chapter 14: Hawaiian. Chapter 15: Standards. Chapter 16: Reggae and Jawaiian. Chapter 17: Classical. Part 5: Buying and Looking After Your Ukulele. Chapter 18: Buying a Ukulele. Chapter 19: Ukulele Accessories. Chapter 20: Re-Sringing and Repairing. Part 6: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Ukulele Players You Should Know. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Involved in the Ukulele Scene. Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Improving. Appendices. Appendix A: Chord Charts. Appendix B: Reading Music. Appendix C: Using the CD. Index.
About the Author
Alistair Wood is a ukulele player, transcriber, arranger and the owner of ukulelehunt.com, one of the most popular ukulele sites on the Internet.
'packed with tips, technical advice, easy-to-follow illustrations and rhythms' The Sun
|Publisher: ||John Wiley & Sons Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 18.0 x 2.0 centimetres (0.32 kg)|