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Ukulele For Dummies : For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback) - Alistair Wood

Ukulele For Dummies

For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)


Published: 24th June 2011
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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

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



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Excellent book for beginners

By Kez

from Brisbane

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Ukulele For Dummies:

    This is a great guide for anyone wishing to learn to play the Ukulele. The author assumes that you have no prior experience and guides you through the learning process in logical steps.

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    'packed with tips, technical advice, easy-to-follow illustrations and rhythms' The Sun


    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.


    Appendix A: Chord Charts.

    Appendix B: Reading Music.

    Appendix C: Using the CD.


    ISBN: 9780470977996
    ISBN-10: 047097799X
    Series: For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 360
    Published: 24th June 2011
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.7  x 1.6
    Weight (kg): 0.57
    Edition Number: 1