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    DescriptionLearn 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 The enhanced ebook contains 30 in-line instructional videos 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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    Ukulele For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alistair Wood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 562 g
    ISBN 13: 9780470977996
    ISBN 10: 047097799X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AVS
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: AVRL
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25950
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A08602030
    BISAC V2.8: MUS023060
    DC22: 787, 787.89193
    BISAC V2.8: MUS023040
    DC22: 787.8/9193
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: MT645.8 .W66 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AVS, AVRL
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    16 August 2011
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    Author Information
    Alistair Wood is a ukulele player, transcriber, arranger and the owner of ukulelehunt.com, one of the most popular ukulele sites on the Internet.
    Review quote
    'packed with tips, technical advice, easy-to-follow illustrations and rhythms' The Sun
    Back cover copy
    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 ukuleleStart playing - take advantage of clear, step-by-step instructions on holding, strumming and picking basics, illustrated withdetailed photosBuild 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 stylesListen and learn - hone your uke-playing skills with the help of audio tracks of the examples found in the bookOpen the book and find: A complete buying guide for the noviceHow to string, tune and repair your ukeChord charts and strumming patternsCrystal-clear photo illustrations Step-by-step instructions Basic and advanced playing techniquesHow to play in a multitude of popular stylesAudio tracks of examples from the bookAudio CD includes The musical examples from the book so you can play alongExercises to help you build your skills Learn to: 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 CD
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part 1: Ukulele Basics. Chapter 1: Why Play the Ukulele? Chapter 2: Ukulexicon. Chapter 3: Getting in Tune. Chapter 4: Before You Play a Note. Part 2: Chords and Strumming. Chapter 5: First Ukulele Chords. Chapter 6: Strumming Patterns. Chapter 7: More Chords. Part 3: Picking and Single Note Playing. Chapter 8: Going Solo. Chapter 9: Fingerpicking Patterns. Chapter 10: Combining Chords and Melodies. Chapter 11: Soloing Techniques. Part 4: Style Files. Chapter 12: Rock and Punk. Chapter 13: Blues. Chapter 14: Hawaiian. Chapter 15: Standards. Chapter 16: Reggae and Jawaiian. Chapter 17: Classical. Part 5: Buying and Looking After Your Ukulele. Chapter 18: Buying a Ukulele. Chapter 19: Ukulele Accessories. Chapter 20: Re-Sringing and Repairing. Part 6: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Ukulele Players You Should Know. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Involved in the Ukulele Scene. Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Improving. Appendices. Appendix A: Chord Charts. Appendix B: Reading Music. Appendix C: Using the CD. Index.