The Ukulele Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408836297
Size: 79.84 MB
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The Ukulele Handbook from the Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney. The ukulele has gone from strength to strength in recent years, undergoing a massive resurgence. You can hear the uke all over the place, from trendster indie rock to top ten pop songs, from unshakeable TV ads to YouTube megahits. And this obsession shows no sign of abating - all over the country people are picking up a ukulele and starting to strum, at home, in classes and down at the pub. Schools are even replacing the faithful recorder with a jazzy, inexpensive uke. Famous idlers Gavin Pretor-Pinney and Tom Hodgkinson have spent hours idling away on their ukuleles to produce the ultimate uke handbook: an illustrated guide to its history crossed with a how-to guide and songbook. This is the book that will bring the underground movement into the mainstream. The first half of the book delves into the rich history of this eccentric little instrument, from its birth in Hawaii to its popularity across the world, with a timeline from 1879 to today and a ukulele hall of fame that includes George Formby, Hawaiian legend Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and YouTube ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro. Then on to the practicalities: the anatomy of the ukulele, which uke to buy, how to play it, how to strum, pick, read chord charts and tune the strings. Once you know all this, you can get playing the songbook, which includes a wide spread of songs from medieval lays and nursery rhymes to blues and rock 'n roll. Beautiful presentation and tab notation make reading the music easy, even for beginners. With the highest production values, a light touch and an irresistible instrument at centre stage, this book is a must-have for all aspiring Formbys.

Ukulele Handbook

Author: Aaron Keim
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483587436
Size: 40.89 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ukulele Handbook from the Author: Aaron Keim. Our newest ukulele book and vital for every ukulele player. The Ukulele Handbook starts right from the basics: chords, strums, melodies, tablature, songs, music theory and more. Perfect for beginning and intermediate players and a great gift to give to your ukulele pals. All content is paced according to Aaron and Nicole's extensive experience as music educators and ukulele players. All 44 pages are handwritten and illustrated by Nicole, of course. There are 20+ youtube videos to go along with the book, guiding you step by step.

Ukulele Handbook

Author: AXEL RICHTER
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609744292
Size: 43.83 MB
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Ukulele Handbook from the Author: AXEL RICHTER. This book is for the intermediate and advanced level players. It displays all chords in six tunings for the different sizes of the ukulele. of course, there are other books which show how to build chords, but when you are playing a new song, you need an almanac for a quick look over all the possibilities to play a certain chord. That leads you into arranging a song and creating your very own style of playing.

The Ukulele Chord Dictionary

Author: Ben Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781908707383
Size: 59.71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Ukulele Chord Dictionary from the Author: Ben Parker. NEW - from Amazon #1 selling music author Ben Parker - The Ukulele Chord Dictionary is a clear and concise illustrated guide to Ukulele chords. With bold diagrams and clear photos provided for each chord, it is an essential tool for ukulele players of all skill levels! Ben Parker is an established professional musician, songwriter and producer with over 10 years of musical teaching experience. His best-selling series of music tuition books for adults and children include Ukulele, Guitar, Banjo, Piano and Keyboard.

Clawhammer Ukulele Tabs And Techniques

Author: Aaron Keim
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1626756430
Size: 28.21 MB
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Clawhammer Ukulele Tabs And Techniques from the Author: Aaron Keim. Clawhammer ukulele instructional book by Aaron Keim. 18 songs in tablature format with several pages of instruction, tips and techniques (including traditional songs and original songs by Aaron). Included within some songs are links to youtube videos for demonstration purposes! (Very helpful for those of you who need to see it and hear it in order to practice). The book has some of the pieces Aaron has been giving away to fans already, but it has all been handwritten, re-copied, revised and presented by his wife Nicole in an easy to read 8.5" x 11" format. Clawhammer is a banjo style that also works on the ukulele. It is from the Appalachian mountains of the US and is part of the old time string band tradition of music.

The Wavewatcher S Companion

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408811162
Size: 16.91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Wavewatcher S Companion from the Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney. One bright February afternoon on a beach in Cornwall, Gavin Pretor-Pinney took a break from cloudspotting and started watching the waves rolling into shore. Mesmerised, he wondered where they had come from, and decided to find out. He soon realised that waves don't just appear on the ocean, they are everywhere around us, and our lives depend on them. From the rippling beats of our hearts, to the movement of food through our digestive tracts and of signals across our brains, waves are the transport systems of our bodies. Everything we see and hear reaches us via light and sound waves, and our information age is reliant on the microwaves and infrared waves used by the telephone and internet infrastructure. From shockwaves unleashed by explosions to torsional waves that cause suspension bridges to collapse, from sonar waves that allow submarines to 'see' with sound to Mexican waves that sweep through stadium crowds... there were waves, it seemed, wherever Gavin looked. But what, he wondered, could they all have in common with ones we splash around in on holiday? By the time he made the ultimate surfer's pilgrimage to Hawaii, Gavin had become a world-class wavewatcher, although he was still rubbish at surfing. And, while this fascinating, funny book may not teach you how to ride the waves, it will show you how to tune into the shapes, colours and forms of life's many undulations.

Ukulele For Beginners

Author: Will Grove-White
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 184403819X
Size: 33.22 MB
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Ukulele For Beginners from the Author: Will Grove-White. Interested in the ukulele and want to learn how to play it? This is the book for you. This all-encompassing guide to the ukulele is written by Will Grove-White, one of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Clearly written, beautifully designed, and chock-full of photos and illustrations, Get Plucky With the Ukulele is the perfect teach-yourself ukulele book for adults and children alike, and a must for anyone with an interest in the instrument. - No knowledge of music required - Clearly written and easy to understand - Full colour photographic illustrations - Chords to learn and songs to strum - Simple and advanced strumming techniques - Pull-out Chord Dictionary - Tips and tricks for writing your own songs - How to play in a group - Play along with the songs online Also includes: - A complete history of the ukulele - Biographies of great uke players from past and present - Ukulele revelations about Jimi Hendrix, Neil Armstrong, Elvis Presley and more...

The Art Of Ukulele

Author: Ralph Shaw
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483581195
Size: 25.76 MB
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The Art Of Ukulele from the Author: Ralph Shaw. EVERY MUSICIAN will benefit from knowing Ralph Shaw and reading his new book, The Art of Ukulele. These specially selected pieces from Ralph Shaw's internationally popular Ukulele Entertainer newsletter will help you become a better player and develop a finer understanding of performance. Plus gain insights into what makes a performer tick. Learn the basics and "insider secrets," including how to * Make your strumming more varied and interesting * Improve your ability to play by ear * Play a song in any key * Sing in tune with resonance and strong breath control * Develop practise techniques that work for you * Banish your stage fright * Perform with passion and energy * Jam with others or lead a successful singalong The Art of Ukulele is more than a simple how-to book. Ralph Shaw, one of the ukulele community's most respected players, shares his personal experience and provides a unique view into the development of playing styles, stagecraft and even inspiration. He includes wisdom gleaned from current and past musical stars such as Bill Tapia, the Beatles, J. Chalmers Doane, Tiny Tim and Paul Casper, a modern-day George Formby impersonator. All in one concise, handy-sized volume-ideal for quick reference.

How To Play Ukulele

Author: Ben Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781908707086
Size: 66.10 MB
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How To Play Ukulele from the Author: Ben Parker. Teach yourself Ukulele today! This book is the perfect introduction to the Ukulele, and ideal for the absolute beginner getting started with their first Uke ! With absolutely no musical knowledge required, this simple yet comprehensive guide is perfect for adults and children alike! * Easy to follow instructions and illustrations * Simple exercises to follow and practice * Learn at your own pace * Fun and easy songs, chords and tunes to play * Learn how to read and understand music notes and symbols * Tons of playing Tips and Techniques * Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book and you'll be playing Ukulele in no time !

Ukulele Design And Construction

Author: D. Henry Wickham
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
ISBN: 9781412039093
Size: 16.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ukulele Design And Construction from the Author: D. Henry Wickham. This fully-illustrated book will guide you through the steps of building a professional quality ukulele. It is well suited for the first-time builder and the experienced luthier. This book provides a complete reference for all ukulele sizes.