Ukulele For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Ukulele For Dummies, 3rd Edition
  • eBook:
    Ukulele For Dummies, 3rd Edition
  • Author:
    Alistair Wood
  • Edition:
    3 edition
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  • Data:
    October 23, 2020
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  • Pages:
    336 pages
  • Format:
    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
Strum a tune on your ukulele―no Hawaiian shirt required! 
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!   
  • Buy the right ukulele for you 
  • Perfect your pick and fret 
  • Practice with downloadable audio 
  • Get the best ukulele apps  
Whatever you want from your ukulele adventure―strumming on the beach or adding its island style to your distinctive new pop sound―Ukulele For Dummies will have you making a big splash with this tiny instrument in aloha no time at all!


Part 1: Getting Started with the Ukulele
Chapter 1: Exploring the Ukulele
Chapter 2: Tuning Up to Sound Great
Chapter 3: Discovering How to Handle Your Ukulele

Part 2: Starting Out with Chords and Strumming
Chapter 4: Playing Your First Ukulele Chords and Songs
Chapter 5: Drumming Up More Strumming Patterns
Chapter 6: Meeting the Chords and Their Families

Part 3: Picking and Single-Note Playing
Chapter 7: Coming to Grips with Tabs and Notation
Chapter 8: Discovering Fingerpicking Patterns
Chapter 9: Combining Melodies and Chords When Playing Solo
Chapter 10: Picking Up Some Soloing Techniques

Part 4: Discovering Genres and Styles
Chapter 11: Rocking Out with Your Uke
Chapter 12: Playing the Blues to Lift Your Spirits
Chapter 13: Saying “Aloha” to the Hawaiian Style
Chapter 14: Jazzing Up Your Uke Playing
Chapter 15: Strumming Up the Jawaiian Style
Chapter 16: Getting Classy: Classical Masterpieces for Ukulele
Chapter 17: Ukuleleing the Holidays

Part 5: Buying and Looking After Your Ukulele
Chapter 18: Weighing Up Your Options When Buying a Ukulele
Chapter 19: Splashing Out on Essentials and Accessories
Chapter 20: Restringing, Maintaining, and Adjusting Your Uke

Part 6: The Part of Tens
Chapter 21: Ten Ukulele Players to Know
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Involved in the Ukulele Scene
Chapter 23: Ten (or So) Tips for Improving Your Playing
Chapter 24: Ten Greatest Ukulele Chords

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