Learn To Play The Ukulele
A Simple and Fun Guide for Complete Beginners
Includes CD
by Bill Plant
& Trisha Scott

Softcover
215 x 280mm
64pp

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA

R.R.P.$21.90

ISBN 978-1-56523-687-5

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Extract from back cover of book:

Even if you've never played a musical instrument before, you can learn to play the ukulele with this enjoyable, stress-free program. Color photos and easy-to-read chord charts show you exactly how to hold the instrument and position your fingers. Learn at your own pace as you practice keeping time, strumming, finger picking, and chords. Each chapter presents playing techniques with encouraging tips, practical advice, and fun ukulele trivia. You'll be introduced to all the basics of tuning, simple rhythms, reading tablature, chords, the 12-bar blues, and more. Even if you already know how to play the ukulele, you will find ways to improve your style and technique.

Strum along with practice songs on the accompanying CD - the disk includes exercises presenting a full range of playing techniques and fun songs. Begin with simple strumming patterns, and then advance to playing chords and songs. You'll quickly learn to develop your own unique style and embark on a lifetime of musical enjoyment

Photos: Colour

Contents

ON PAPER: THE BOOK
Introduction
Chapter 1: Some Basic Ukulele Background
Chapter 2: How to Hold and Tune a Ukulele
Chapter 3: Practice, Practice
Chapter 4: Keeping Time and Strumming
Chapter 5: Scales and Chords
Chapter 6: 12-Bar Blues
Chapter 7: Songs
Chapter 8: The Ukulele Community
Websites and Creative Folks
Index

IN YOUR EAR: THE CD
Tracks for Practice
Track 1: Tuning Reference
Track 2: Frere Jacques
Track 3: Strumming Patterns
Track 4: Strumming in 3/4 Time
Track 5: Picking Practice
Track 6: Scale Practice
Track 7: Playing by Ear
Track 8: Learn to Play the Ukulele Overnight Blues

Songs to Play
Track 9: Polly Wolly Doodle
Track 10: Pay Me My Money Down
Track 1 l: Jambalaya
Track 12: This Train Is Bound for Glory
Track 13: Midnight Special
Track 14: Sloop John B
Track 1S: Ukulele Lady
Track 16: My Blue Heaven
Track 17: Crawdad
Track 18: Hey, Good Lookin'
Track 19: Aussie BBQ