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:
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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.
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.
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.
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
Series: For Dummies
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th April 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.1 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1