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Ukulele Exercises For Dummies : For Dummies - Brett McQueen

Ukulele Exercises For Dummies

For Dummies

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Published: 5th April 2013
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Take your ukulele playing to the next level - fast! - with hundreds of fun exercises, drills and practice tunes.

You have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and now you're ready to do something with it. You're in luck: Ukulele Exercises For Dummies helps you become a better player. This lay-flat, practice-based book focuses on the skills that entry-level players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creating music in no time that include:

  • Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms
  • Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggio exercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces
  • Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting your own rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos
  • Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything from the classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues!
  • Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in the book, providing you with a self-contained practice package
No matter if you're a beginning ukulele player or you're wanting to stretch and improve your chops, Ukulele Exercises For Dummies puts you on your way to becoming a ukulele extraordinaire!

About the Author

Brett McQueen is a musician, songwriter and the founder of ukuleletricks.com, one of the most popular ukulele sites in the world, where he provides audio, video, and written instructional material (along with personalised feedback) to freshly minted ukulele fans everywhere. Alistair Wood is the man (the myth and the legend) behind ukulelehunt.com and the author of Ukulele For Dummies.

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Good value teach yourself Ukulele book!

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    This book is exactly what I needed/wanted. Has started me on the roadto Ukulele success. Worth reading and absorbing every word. A great book.

     
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    More on how to have fun whilst learning

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      Like most things, 'practice makes perfect' and this book will help you get there. I wont make, nor do i want to be, world class, but this book is sure helping me learn and have some fun along the way. I know that the more constant i am, and the more i practice, the easier it is. (I can be a bit slack at times!)
      The bonus downloads coinside with the exercises in the book, and they are a great help.

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        Very easy to follow instruction. I was playing my first song on the ukulele after only an hour or so! Great information on techniques to warm up, practice & having heaps of fun. Some good old & newer songs & a variety of styles of music.
        Highly recommend this book to first time ukulele players.

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        Introduction 1

        Part I: Getting Started with Ukulele Exercises 7

        Chapter 1: Preparing to Practise9

        Chapter 2: Warming Up for Practice 15

        Part II: Becoming a Better Strummer 23

        Chapter 3: Foundations For Strumming 25

        Chapter 4: Building a Repertoire of Strumming Patterns 33

        Chapter 5: Taking Strumming Patterns to a Higher Level 55

        Chapter 6: Refining Advanced Strumming Techniques 73

        Part III: Becoming a Better Fingerpicker 89

        Chapter 7: Examining Fingerpicking Technique 91

        Chapter 8: Developing Rhythmic Fingerpicking Patterns 97

        Chapter 9: Improving Your Solo Fingerpicking Skills 117

        Chapter 10: Taking a Deeper Look at Single-Note Fingerpicking Techniques 135

        Part IV: Mastering the Ukulele Fretboard 151

        Chapter 11: Learning the Fretboard with Major Scales 153

        Chapter 12: Taking On Three Minor Scales 177

        Chapter 13: Commanding the Fretboard with Chords 197

        Chapter 14: Using Scales to Solo and Improvise 213

        Part V: The Part of Tens 229

        Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Improve Your Practice Times 231

        Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Every Performing Ukulele Player 235

        ISBN: 9781118506851
        ISBN-10: 1118506855
        Series: For Dummies
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 272
        Published: 5th April 2013
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.1  x 1.6
        Weight (kg): 0.44
        Edition Number: 1