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Ukulele  Cover Image Book Book

Ukulele / by Alistair Wood.

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  • ISBN: 9781119736608
  • ISBN: 1119736609
  • Physical Description: xiv, 314 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 3rd edition.
  • Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previous edition: 2015.
Includes index.
"Learning made easy" -- Cover.
"Get familiar with chords and strumming patterns. Select, maintain, and tune your ukulele. Explore musical styles like jazz, blues, and Hawaiian." -- Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Exploring the ukulele -- 2. Tuning up to sound great -- 3. Discovering how to handle your ukulele -- 4. Playing your first ukulele chords and songs -- 5. Drumming up more strumming patterns -- 6. Meeting the chords and their families -- 7. Getting to grips with tabs and notation -- 8. Discovering fingerpicking patterns -- 9. Combining melodies and chords when playing solo -- 10. Picking up some soloing techniques -- 11. Rocking out with your uke -- 12. Playing the blues to lift your spirits -- 13. Saying 'aloha' to the Hawaiian style -- 14. Jazzing up your uke playing -- 15. Strumming up the Jawaiian style -- 16. Getting classy: classical masterpieces for ukulele -- 17. Ukuleleing the holidays -- 18. Weighing up your options when buying a ukulele -- 19. Splashing out on essentials and accessories -- 20. Restringing, maintaining and adjusting your uke -- 21. Ten ukulele players to know -- 22. Ten ways to get involved in the ukulele scene -- 23. Ten (or so) tips for improving your playing -- 24. Ten greatest ukulele chords -- A. Chord charts -- B. Reading standard musical notation -- C. Audio tracks.
Summary, etc.:
"Picture it now: the sun sets over the shimmering sea, and, as the beach bar falls quiet, you begin strumming Queen Liliuokalani's "Aloha 'Oe" to a mesmerized crowd. ... Okay, while this doesn't happen every day for ukulele-players, you'll still have a lot of fun learning your favorite tunes on your ukulele. Widely associated with Hawaiian music, the ukulele has exploded in popularity in recent years as kids and adults alike have started their music education with a uke or added it to their collection of instruments. Learning to play this versatile instrument is made easier for the experience and inexperienced alike with this new edition of Ukulele For Dummies. Following its straightforward instructions, you'll pick your way from the basics of purchasing your ukulele and accessories to confidently strumming through simple chord progressions and jamming through various styles and standards, including pop, folk, and those much-loved holiday favorites. Aloha, Santa Claus!" --
Subject: Ukulele > Methods > Self-instruction.
Ukulele > Instruction and study.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.

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