Music

Starting Ukulele

Author: Steven Sproat

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 40

View: 269

(Music Sales America). The number one method for young ukulele players. All tunes have fantastic professionally recorded CD backing tracks. As you gradually become familiar with different techniques, you'll progress from strumming simple chords to performing complete tunes. The book includes full-color photographs and diagrams to make learning fast and fun. Written by Steven Sproat who is a ukulele player with considerable experience. He has broadcast on many radio stations including BBC Radio 2 and BBC Scotland. Steven has played at prestigious venues such as Ronnie Scott's in London, the Cheltenham Festival and the New York Ukulele Festival and is also a teacher his most famous pupil being comedian Harry Hill!
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Hints & Tips for Advanced Ukulele Players (Hawaiian Style)

Author: HIDEO M KIMURA

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 68

View: 534

Learn the inner secrets of trick and novelty ukulele playing as well as the basics of advanced jazz-type chord substitution. Add color to your solos with this goldmine of little-known techniques. If you can already pick and strum the basic melody of a song, you can use the ideas in this manual to learn how to express your creativity. How-to instructions include: wah-wah, chime and bongo effects, vamp runs, multiple tremolos, the rhumbas strum, pencil percussion, the bend, two-on-one-uke, speed picking, ukulele electronics, and more. A useful bonus is a 13-page section on basic and advanced chords featuring five to seven different ways to play the same chord up the fretboard.
Education

Uke Can Do It!

Author: Philip Tamberino

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 847

Affordable, versatile, portable, and popular once again, the ukulele is an ideal instrument for lifelong music making that can also be an engaging component of school music programs. At the elementary or secondary level, students can use the ukulele to explore everything from music theory, improvisation, composition, and ear training, to repertoire that includes contemporary popular music. At a lesser expense than any other instrument which can do as much, the ukulele is perfect for breathing fresh air into any music program. Uke Can Do It provides everything music educators need to develop a ukulele program in their school, including: * A guide for first-time ukulele buyers * Beginner instruction in how to play the ukulele * Playlists of ukulele music by top performers * Strategies for proposing and outfitting a ukulele program * Classroom management tips * Support for use with special learners * Learning sequences in ukulele technique * Ideas for classroom use and performance * Scales and chord charts with fingering
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Jazz Ukulele

Author: Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 646

(Berklee Guide). Play jazz ukulele! Learn the essential theory, concepts, and techniques to perform jazz. This book will help you to understand and play jazz harmonies and tension substitutions, and the principles for improvisation and accompanying other musicians. It includes traditional notation and tablature, and also introduces additional types of notation common in jazz. The accompanying online audio lets you hear the concepts and then practice them along with a jazz combo. By the end of the book, you will be able to play jazz ukulele in ensemble and solo settings.
Music

Starting Ukulele

Author: Steven Sproat

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 40

View: 247

(Music Sales America). Starting Ukulele: The Next Step is the book to take you beyond the basics and on to full enjoyment of your ukulele! It builds on the basics with introductions to several new techniques. Mastering new strumming patterns, alternative chord shapes and fingerpicking will add colour and flair to your basic playing skills! Steven has also assembled a unique selection of songs to help you practice and show off your new skills. Includes audio CD with demonstrations and backing tracks.
Music

Ukulele For Dummies

Author: Alistair Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 651

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
Ukulele

The Ukulele Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Ukulele

Page: 144

View: 748

The ukulele has gone from strength to strength in recent years, undergoing a massive resurgence. You can hear the uke all over the place, from trendster indie rock to top ten pop songs, from unshakeable TV ads to YouTube megahits. And this obsession shows no sign of abating - all over the country people are picking up a ukulele and starting to strum, at home, in classes and down at the pub. Schools are even replacing the faithful recorder with a jazzy, inexpensive uke. Famous idlers Gavin Pretor-Pinney and Tom Hodgkinson have spent hours idling away on their ukuleles to produce the ultimate uke handbook: an illustrated guide to its history crossed with a how-to guide and songbook. This is the book that will bring the underground movement into the mainstream. The first half of the book delves into the rich history of this eccentric little instrument, from its birth in Hawaii to its popularity across the world, with a timeline from 1879 to today and a ukulele hall of fame that includes George Formby, Hawaiian legend Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and YouTube ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro. Then on to the practicalities: the anatomy of the ukulele, which uke to buy, how to play it, how to strum, pick, read chord charts and tune the strings. Once you know all this, you can get playing the songbook, which includes a wide spread of songs from medieval lays and nursery rhymes to blues and rock 'n roll. Beautiful presentation and tab notation make reading the music easy, even for beginners. With the highest production values, a light touch and an irresistible instrument at centre stage, this book is a must-have for all aspiring Formbys.
Music

The Daily Ukulele - Baritone Edition

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 758

(Fake Book). Now baritone ukulele players can have fun every day, too! Strum a different song every day with easy arrangements of 365 of your favorite songs in one big songbook! The Daily Ukulele features ukulele arrangements with melody, lyrics and uke chord grids and are in ukulele-friendly keys that are particularly suited for groups of one to one hundred to play and sing. Includes favorites by the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan, folk songs, pop songs, kids' songs, Christmas carols and Broadway and Hollywood tunes, all with a spiral binding for ease of use. Also features a Tips & Techniques section, chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos and art throughout. The Daily Ukulele offers ukulele fun all year long!
Music

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Ukulele

Author: David Hodge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 592

While other books get caught up in the novelty of the ukulele-how to accessorize them, who the best ukulele players are, etc.-this book covers in crystal clear detail everything beginners need to know to enjoy playing this tiny, four-stringed instrument. From strumming and finger picking to playing different genres and playing as part of a group, this book covers all the bases. And it includes a rich audio CD complete with music samples and ukulele exercises.
Music

Ukulele In A Day For Dummies

Author: Alistair Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 66

View: 313

Who doesn't want to learn how to play the ukulele? The uke is hot. And learning to play this instrument at a basic level is quick and easy for even the most inexperienced musicians - especially with Ukulele in a Day For Dummies! With this great introductory package, readers get the information they need to pick up a ukulele and try it out. Ukulele in a Day For Dummies: Covers ukulele basics Introduces readers to basic chords and strumming patterns Provides everything needed for readers to play a simple tune or two at the end of the day! Comes with access to 29 audio tracks and a half dozen instructional videos so you can read, hear, and see how to play the uke
Music

Ukulele Exercises For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

Author: Brett McQueen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 658

Take your ukulele playing to the next level - fast! - withhundreds of fun exercises, drills and practice tunes You have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and nowyou're ready to do something with it. You're in luck: UkuleleExercises For Dummies helps you become a better player.This practice-based book focuses on the skills thatentry-level players often find challenging and provides tips,tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creatingmusic in no time that include: • Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms • Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggioexercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces • Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting yourown rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos • Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything fromthe classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues! • Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in thebook, providing you with a self-contained practice package No matter if you're a beginning ukulele player or you're wanting tostretch and improve your chops, Ukulele Exercises ForDummies puts you on your way to becoming a ukuleleextraordinaire!
Music

101 Three-Chord Children's Songs for Guitar, Banjo and Uke

Author: LARRY MCCABE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 834

With the Three-Chord Children's Songbook you will need only minimal playing skills and three chords–G, C, and D7–to accompany each song in this great book. the jam-packed book is invaluable for all beginning musicians, casual musicians, teachers, family bands, and performers. Melody, lyrics, and chords are included for all songs.Guitar, uke, and five-string banjo diagrams are included for the three chords, along with basic accompaniment tips. Transposing and how-to-use-the-capo tips are included for singers. an invaluable sourcebook for teachers–and a handy, compact fakebook for performers.
Music

50 Three-Chord Christmas Songs for Guitar, Banjo & Uke

Author: LARRY MCCABE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 224

With the Three-Chord Christmas Songbook you will need only minimal playing skills and three chords–G, C, and D7–to accompany each song in this great book. the jam-packed book is invaluable for all beginning musicians, casual musicians, teachers, family bands, and performers. Melody, lyrics, and chords are included for all songs.Guitar, uke, and five-string banjo diagrams are included for the three chords, along with basic accompaniment tips. Transposing and how-to-use-the-capo tips are included for singers. an invaluable sourcebook for teachers–and a handy, compact fakebook for performers. A unique collection of timeless songs for the entire family.• Accompany 50 vibrant Christmas songs with only minimal playing skills.• Each song includes melody, lyrics, and chords.• Perhaps the most interesting collection of Christmas songs to be found in print today.• Interesting historical images are found throughout the text.• A superb book for getting beginners involved and keeping them involved.• Only a few minutes of technical training equips any person to accompany all 50 songs in this book.• Teachers can use this collection as a foundation to teach more advanced patterns and arranging techniques.• Excellent mini fake book resource for all musicians and performers.
Music

101 Three-Chord Hymns & Gospel Songs for Gtr, Banjo & Uke

Author: LARRY MCCABE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 564

You need only minimal playing skills and three chords; G, C and D7 to accompany the beautiful songs of faith in this innovative book. If you are a beginning or casual player on a chording instrument, this is the book for you. the book is bursting with a great variety of timeless standards your entire family will enjoy. an outstanding collection of innovation arrangements made playable for folks who play for their own enjoyment. Melody and lyrics are included with all songs.Guitar, ukulele and five-string banjo diagrams are included for the three chords along with tips on strumming. Transposing and use of capo tips are included for singers.
Music

UKEtopia!

Author: Jim Beloff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 473

When Billboard Associate Publisher, Jim Beloff purchased his first ukulele at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in 1992, there were no ukulele songbook collections on the market—none—just a few vintage instructional books. As an already-accomplished guitarist, this frustrated Jim, who had fallen in love instantly with this little instrument. Sensing that there might be an opportunity to fill this void, he and his graphic-artist wife, Liz, created Flea Market Music, Inc., which, for thirty years, has published more than three dozen song and instructional books, totaling over one million copies in print. They have also grown the ukulele market through their influential fleamarketmusic.com website, the creation of the popular UKEtopia concert series, marketing and promoting their family's line of ukuleles, consulting on two major museum shows, and a continuous performing schedule. At the same time, Jim (aka Jumpin' Jim) wrote the first complete full-color history book on the ukulele, recorded and produced nearly a dozen CDs, made three instructional DVDs, composed two ukulele concertos for symphony orchestra, penned numerous articles for ukulele and trade magazines, and continues to lead workshops at uke festivals throughout the world. Today, Jim and Liz are recognized as having played a major role in the current third wave of ukulele popularity. They've also accumulated a lot of wonderful stories and photographs in their almost three decades of ukulele adventures that are included in UKEtopia! Jim also recounts some stories of memorable experiences trading licks and working with celebrities such as George Harrison, Bette Midler, William H. Macy, Eddie Vedder and, yes, Tiny Tim.
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The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition for Baritone Ukulele

Author: Jim Beloff

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 364

(Fake Book). Now baritone ukulele players can enjoy the Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition songbook. This super collection features all the same songs from the Leap Year Edition in the original keys but with baritone ukulele chord grids (DGBE tuning). Have fun strumming 366 well-known songs from the 1950s through today, by artists such as Carole King, Elton John, the Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and others, plus favorites from movies, Broadway, Motown and more. Like all of the Daily Ukulele songbooks, the arrangements feature melody, lyrics and ukulele chord grids in uke-friendly keys. A special "Ukulele 101" section, a chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos round out the fun, all with a spiral binding for ease of use. Tunes include: Ain't No Sunshine * Anticipation * Bubbly * Calendar Girl * Come Monday * Falling Slowly * Hallelujah * I Got You Babe * Lean On Me * Moondance * Route 66 * Sweet Caroline * We Are the World * Y.M.C.A. * and scores more! The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition for Baritone Ukulele offers ukulele fun all year long even on February 29th!
Music

Playbook: Learn to Play Ukulele

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 828

Master your new instrument with Playbook: Learn To Play Ukulele - the ideal partner for any fledgling Ukulele player! Whether you are learning from scratch or just want a quick reference guide, this book will be your bible. This well-structured guide begins with the very basics, from the anatomy of the Uke and correct posture and tuning, before progressing to chords, rhythms and different strumming patterns. By the end you'll be picking and playing your way through some of your favourite songs. Also included are pages dedicated to some of the finest Ukulele players, as well as further reading and listening to get you inspired and excited about your new instrument. Don’t quit, don’t delay; get the Playbook and finally master the ukulele.
Music

Mini Music Guides: Ukulele Chord Dictionary

Author: Alfred Music

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 232

View: 391

Over 900 chord fingerings for all 12 keys! Alfred's Mini Music Guides provide essential information in a convenient size. Take these books anywhere you want to go. With 900 chord fingerings for all 12 keys, Ukulele Chord Dictionary is the most useful compact ukulele chord dictionary available. Features: * Easy-to-follow reference guide for all ukulele players * The most practical and essential fingerings * An easy-to-understand introduction to basic chord theory * Section on building and using moveable chords * 20 different chord types in all 12 keys
Music

Ukulele For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

Author: Alistair Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 649

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
Music

Fingerstyle Duets for Ukulele

Author: MARK "KAILANA" NELSON

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 92

View: 422

From the author of Mel Bay's best selling Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele and Favorite Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele, we are proud to presentFingerstyle Duets for Ukulele.This book and accompanying audio offer 21 great songs arranged in 18 duets for fingerstyle ukulele. The songs come from around the world: European waltzes, classic Hawaiian songs, folksongs, Victorian parlor pieces and classical guitar and piano transcriptions. Nothing in this book will be out of reach of the advancing beginner or intermediate player. Even advanced players will find something to tickle their fancy. The book includes tips on technique and fingerpicking exercises. Many of the songs include lyrics, adding to the flexibility of the arrangements. Included are four etudes - basic duets featuring scaled down melodic parts for the lead ukulele and simple pattern picking for the accompaniment. More advanced duets feature modulations, chord inversions up the neck, and different rhythmic approaches forthe right hand in both parts. The book concludes with an arrangement of Erik Satie's haunting solo piano piece Gymnopedie #1