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

Ukulele For Dummies

For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)

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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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And how to have fun whilst you learn

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Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Useful Cd
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Suitable For Everyone
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Ukulele For Dummies:

    I use to play the ukulele many many years ago,and had pretty well forgotten all i ever knew. The urge to play again was strong...and so i bought 'Ukulele for Dummies' prior to purchacing my Uke. And what a great book it is. Packed with information, including writing about the different types of Ukuleles to what to look for in buying one, and how to look after the Uke you choose. This book is so easy to understand and follow, and is so much fun...

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    Excellent book for beginners

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    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      Best Uses

      • Reference

      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

      Introduction 1

      Part I: Introducing Ukulele Basics 7

      Chapter 1: Exploring the Ukulele 9

      Chapter 2: Tuning Up to Sound Great 21

      Chapter 3: Discovering How to Handle Your Ukulele 31

      Part II: Starting Out With Chords and Strumming 41

      Chapter 4: Playing Your First Ukulele Chords and Songs 43

      Chapter 5: Drumming Up More Strumming Patterns 65

      Chapter 6: Meeting the Chords and Their Families 87

      Part III: Picking and Single-Note Playing 111

      Chapter 7: Getting to Grips with Tabs and Notation 113

      Chapter 8: Discovering Fingerpicking Patterns 131

      Chapter 9: Combining Melodies and Chords When Playing Solo 147

      Chapter 10: Picking Up Some Soloing Techniques 157

      Part IV: Discovering Genres and Styles 175

      Chapter 11: Rocking Out With Your Uke 177

      Chapter 12: Playing the Blues to Lift Your Spirits 191

      Chapter 13: Saying ‘Aloha’ to the Hawaiian Style 209

      Chapter 14: Jazzing Up Your Uke Playing 217

      Chapter 15: Strumming Up the Jawaiian Style 227

      Chapter 16: Getting Classy: Classical Masterpieces for Ukulele 235

      Part V: Buying and Looking After Your Ukulele 249

      Chapter 17: Weighing Up Your Options When Buying a Ukulele 251

      Chapter 18: Splashing Out on Essentials and Accessories 259

      Chapter 19: Restringing, Maintaining and Adjusting Your Uke 267

      Part VI: The Part of Tens 277

      Chapter 20: Ten (Plus) Ukulele Players to Know 279

      Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Get Involved in the Ukulele Scene 285

      Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Tips for Improving Your Playing 291

      Part VII: Appendixes 297

      Appendix A: Chord Charts 299

      Appendix B: Reading Standard Musical Notation 303

      Appendix C: Audio Tracks 315

      Index 323

      ISBN: 9780470977996
      ISBN-10: 047097799X
      Series: For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 360
      Published: 24th June 2011
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.7  x 1.6
      Edition Number: 1