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Ukulele For Dummies [Paperback]

Alistair Wood
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Book Description

Aug. 8 2011 For Dummies
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


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'packed with tips, technical advice, easy-to-follow illustrations and rhythms' The Sun

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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

  • Step-by-step instructions

  • 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

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

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best Ukulele book July 8 2012
By George
I've been looking for a ukulele book since I got my uke two years back
This one is by far the best uke book out there
I wouldn't even call other books books, they all have standard intro page with a uke picture, finger numbers and basics of standard notation and then they list various chords (from easy to hard) accompanied with relevant song chords. They all have very little text inside and I don't get how they are different from just compilations of song chords. Some of those "books" have just song tablatures which makes me wonder how my ability to remember particular tablature makes me a better uke player.
"Ukulele for Dummies" is COMPLETELY different business. it's a real book.
It has a lot of details, recommendations, tips and really good learning progression with very extensive explanations.

1. The only REAL self learning book on uke
2. Good thought-through learning progression
3. Various styles presented ( Rock, Blues, Hawaiian, Reggae etc. )
4. Really works ( I could make my first arrangement on uke after one week with this book )

1. Abound with slightly annoying jokes of "..for Dummies" style ( that's "Dummies" signature, just ignore it )
2. Very good for complete beginners but doesn't cover sufficiently chords-melody style of arrangement
3. Doesn't have enough exercises and practice recommendations

But all in all this is the only book which is actually taking you somewhere with this instrument
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great content but significant drawbacks Feb. 29 2012
By Jim B
One of the better uke books out there since it covers the basics thru fingerpicking to specific styles. You don't get a book you grow out of in a couple of months. The song choice however is very lame. Most of the tunes I've never heard of and this makes them difficult to play (not knowing the melody). And some of the music/tabs are printed way too small to read with the book sitting on a music stand. There's no excuse for this. Finally this is my first "for Dummies" book and their cutsie section titles gets tired very fast.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Beginners May 29 2012
By Brenren
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Ukulele for Dummies is perfect for beginners love it and i suggest to anyone to purchase this its great and very helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for every level player- highly recommended July 26 2013
I've been playing a year and found lots of great tips that helped / position of my thumb was wrong- little things make a big difference.
The audio tracks are fine. Not as sophisticated as ukulele exercises ( awesome book - dummies series)
Everyone can pickup tips and improved their playing. Some of the songs are good ones you will actually play too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Dec 23 2011
By mkoudis
This is the best book I've found yet for learning to play the ukulele - easy and thorough - a must have!
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