(Ukulele). A 40-week, one-lick-per-day workout program for developing, improving, and maintaining ukulele technique. This title provides practice material for every day of the week and includes audio tracks of all the workouts in the book. Follow this program and you'll see increased speed, improved dexterity, better accuracy, heightened coordination and more in your playing. Musical styles include pop, rock, folk, old-time, blues, jazz, reggae and more! Techniques covered include: strumming, fingerstyle, legato and staccato, hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides, bening, damping, vibrato, tremolo and more.
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 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: • Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms • Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggio exercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces • Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting your own rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos • Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything from the classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues! • Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in the book, providing you with a self-contained practice package No matter if you're a beginning ukulele player or you're wanting to stretch and improve your chops, Ukulele Exercises For Dummies puts you on your way to becoming a ukulele extraordinaire!
While the 'ukulele is enjoying a well-deserved renaissance on the mainland, in the land of its birth, it has never gone out of style. Hawaiians took to the jumping flea right from the start, creating music of stunning beauty and versatility. Now intermediate players can learn to play lovely finger style solo arrangements of classic Hawaiian songs, folk songs, standards–even a few pieces from the classical guitar repertoire.The book offers 27 arrangements from around the world written in standard notation and tablature playable on any 'ukulele. Songs are grouped according to level of difficulty, starting with simple arrangements well within the grasp of dedicated beginners and intermediate players and leading through more challenging songs featuring unusual chord voicings, inversions up the neck, tricky fingerings and all the fun stuff the author could muster. to aid the student, the companion CD includes all of the songs taught. Includes chord charts, inversion studies, introductory material on finger-picking and making the transition from strumming to melodic playing.
(Ukulele). The Beatles for Fingerstyle Ukulele contains 25 favorite songs, each presented two ways: first as solo fingerstyle arrangements for playing simple chord-melody instrumentals with tab and chord diagrams included and also as lyric-and-chord lead sheets for basic strumming and singing. Songs are introduced in order of difficulty and also include fun and interesting facts about the Beatles' original recordings and history. Songs include: Across the Universe * And I Love Her * Can't Buy Me Love * Eight Days a Week * Here Comes the Sun * Hey Jude * In My Life * Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds * Something * While My Guitar Gently Weeps * Yesterday * You've Got to Hide Your Love Away * and more.
(Fretted). The Hal Leonard Ukulele Method is designed for anyone just learning to play. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by uke master Lil' Rev features many fun songs in different styles to learn and play. Book 2 picks up where Book 1 leaves off, covering: chord families, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, 6/8 time, ukulele history, and much more. The accompanying audio features 51 tracks of songs for demonstration and play along.
This book and accompanying audio include 21 beautiful songs, old-time tunesand Christmas melodies arranged as duets for two ukuleles. The individual parts are single note melodies designed to allow players of all skill levels to play together. The pieces are arranged so the first ukulele plays the melody and the second ukulele plays the harmony above it. Regardless of your previousexperience, these arrangements, even played at slow tempos, will produce anattractive full sound. Audio available online
(Ukulele). The Hal Leonard Ukulele Method is designed for anyone just learning to play ukulele. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by acclaimed performer and uke master Lil' Rev includes many fun songs of different styles to learn and play. The book also includes a handy chord reference guide to more than 1,000 ukulele chords! The accompanying CD contains 46 tracks of songs for demonstration and play-along. Lessons include: types of ukuleles; tuning; music reading; melody playing; chords; strumming; scales; tremolo; notation and tab; uke history; and more!
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.
(Ukulele). Over 400 songs packed into one convenient songbook that lets you play all the songs you've ever wanted to, including: All Shook Up * Blowin' in the Wind * California Dreamin' * Don't Worry, Be Happy * Edelweiss * Free Fallin' * Georgia on My Mind * Hallelujah * Hey, Soul Sister * Hotel California * Imagine * Jambalaya * Kokomo * Lean on Me * Margaritaville * Over the Rainbow * Proud Mary * Que Sera, Sera * Rolling in the Deep * Singin' in the Rain * Stand by Me * Tears in Heaven * Ukulele Lady * Viva La Vida * What a Wonderful World * Your Cheatin' Heart * Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah * and hundreds more! Includes chord grids for soprano, concert and tenor ukuleles.
This book is intended for ukulele players who had some experience with their instruments, but would like to increase their musical ability, as well as for guitarists who like to improve their accompaniment skills on the treble strings of the guitar. There exist many excellent introductory ukulele methods, as well as extensive chord dictionaries. Instead, this book is intended for those players who wish to be able to sight read from a fake book, figure out the chords to a song without a chart, create accompaniments to their own songs, create chord solos, extend their chord vocabulary, or further their understanding of harmony.
Ukulele Lessons With Online Audio and Full-length Online Video
Author: Jake Shimabukuro
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
(Ukulele). Learn notes, chords, songs, and playing techniques from the master of modern ukulele! In this unique book with online audio and video, Jake Shimabukuro will get you started on playing the ukulele. The book includes full transcriptions of every example, the video features Jake teaching you everything you need to know, and the audio features recordings of all the examples. In addition, the video includes performances of Jake playing some of his most popular arrangements such as "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Ukulele Five-Oh," among others. The audio and video is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
This groundbreaking work, specially designed for the music classroom, combines traditional and popular literature in a method that both teaches the ukulele and develops music literacy. Assuming no prior knowledge, the leveled content allows students to track their progress and teachers to reward benchmark achievements.
Essential Blues, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, and Rock 'n' Roll Licks for the Uke
Author: Lil' Rev
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Ukulele). From blues to bluegrass, uke can play it all! In this one-of-a-kind book with audio, you get over a hundred authentic licks notated for the ukulele in standard notation and tablature. Plus there are tons of extras common chord progressions, scales, uke history, recommended listening, information on uke builders, blogs, websites, and more! The audio features a demo of every lick, as well as play-along tracks with chord progressions for practicing and jamming.
The Essential Guitar Patterns That All the Pros Know and Use
Author: Fred Sokolow
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Guitar Educational). The updated edition of this bestseller features more songs, updated lessons, and a full audio CD! This book will show you how to play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard, in any key; play a variety of lead guitar styles; play chords and progressions anywhere on the fretboard; expand your chord vocabulary; and learn to think musically the way the pros do. Each chapter presents a pattern and shows how to use it, along with playing tips and guitar insights. Absolute beginners can follow the diagrams and instruction, and intermediate to advanced players can use the chapters non-sequentially to increase their understanding of the guitar.
(Ukulele). Want to learn to play a wide variety of songs on the ukulele? Then this is the right book for you! An easy-to-use resource for the casual hobbyist or working musician, this collection features 50 full songs with standard notation, ukulele tablature, lyrics, and helpful performance notes. Tunes include: All You Need Is Love * Can't Help Falling in Love * Edelweiss * The Gambler * Hey, Soul Sister * Mr. Tambourine Man * Puff the Magic Dragon * (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay * Still the One * Tiny Bubbles * You Are My Sunshine * and more.
Everything You Need to Know about the Ukulele and How to Play It
Author: Mike Evans
Publisher: Anova Books
Ukulele Crazy! is a celebration of one of music’s most beloved instruments. With a rich history spanning back to Portugal (and not Hawaii, as everyone thinks) the ukulele is currently going through an incredibly popular 21st century revival. As a member of the guitar family, the ukulele has charmed a wide range of popular musicians, as well as amateur players, from all over the world, with its distinct melodic and upbeat sound. Contained within the book are all the basics you need to know to get you started on your way. From a fascinating overview of the instrument’s history, its key makers, manufacturers and world famous players, through to the more practical, and vital, elements such as what ukulele to buy, what chords to learn, how to strum along to songs and what festivals to attend if you fancy jamming along with others. So, don’t delay – pick up a ukulele today and play!
(Ukulele). 20 great Disney classics arranged for all uke players, including: Beauty and the Beast * Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song) * Breaking Free * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Chim Chim Cher-ee * Heigh-Ho * It's a Small World * Some Day My Prince Will Come * Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious * We're All in This Together * When You Wish upon a Star * and more.
A collection of 29 folk and bluegrass songs selected to aid the beginning baritone uke player in playing strums suitable for diverse time signatures and tempos. Includse chord diagrams for the principal chords in each key plus instruction on tuning and playing position. An ideal follow-up to "Fun with the Baritone Uke.
(Ukulele). Now you can play John Williams' masterpieces from the Star Wars franchise on the ukulele in this songbook featuring notes and tab. Songs: Across the Stars * Cantina Band * Duel of the Fates * Han Solo and the Princess * The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) * The Jedi Steps and Finale * Luke and Leia * March of the Resistance * May the Force Be with You * Princess Leia's Theme * Rey's Theme * Star Wars (Main Theme) * The Throne Room (And End Title) * Yoda's Theme.