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.
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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From simple chord progressions to rock solos – your ultimate guide to becoming a ukulele hero!
If you're among the tens of thousands of people who have fallen victim to the ukulele fever epidemic that's sweeping the globe, this book is the cure. Clinically tested and expert-approved, Ukulele For Dummies is the quick, painless way to satisfy your insatiable desire to play the ukulele.
Get to know your uke – get the lowdown on everything you need to know about buying, stringing, tuning and maintaining your ukulele
Start playing – take advantage of clear, step-by-step instructions on holding, strumming and picking basics, illustrated withdetailed photos
Build your skills – chord charts, strumming patterns and tons of instructions make it easier than ever to learn basic and advanced techniques for playing backup rhythms, solo melodies, improvisational riffs and chord/melody combinations like a pro
Aloha mahn – special chapters cover how to play reggae and 'Jawaiian', as well as rock and punk, blues, Hawaiian, classical and other popular musical styles
Listen and learn – hone your uke-playing skills with the help of audio tracks of the examples found in the book
Open the book and find:
A complete buying guide for the novice
How to string, tune and repair your uke
Chord charts and strumming patterns
Crystal-clear photo illustrations
Basic and advanced playing techniques
How to play in a multitude of popular styles
Audio tracks of examples from the book
Audio CD includes
The musical examples from the book so you can play along
Exercises to help you build your skills
Play the ukulele right away – no experience required
Master various chords and strumming patterns
Play rock, punk, blues, reggae and standards
Stretch your skills with the bonus CDAbout the Author:
Alistair Wood is a ukulele player, transcriber, arranger and the owner of ukulelehunt.com, one of the most popular ukulele sites on the Internet.
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Descrizione libro John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M047097799X
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