The Ukulele Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408836297
Size: 46.59 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.

The Ukulele Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620402203
Size: 34.86 MB
Format: PDF
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The Ukulele Handbook from the Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney. From 1897 to today, this fascinating history of the ukulele, from its birth in Hawaii to its global popularity, also discusses the anatomy of this strange little instrument and includes a songbook with instructions on how to play it. Original.

Ukulele Handbook

Author: Axel Richter
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609744292
Size: 60.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Ukulele Handbook

Author: Aaron Keim
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483587436
Size: 17.67 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Wavewatcher S Companion

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408811162
Size: 45.12 MB
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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.

Fingerstyle Ukulele

Author: Aaron Keim
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1682229610
Size: 63.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fingerstyle Ukulele from the Author: Aaron Keim. Tired of just strumming your ukulele? Ready for a challenge? Fingerstyle technique allows you to play melodies and accompaniment at the same time, turning your instrument into a mini orchestra! Fingerstyle Ukulele includes 48 pages of fingerstyle arrangements for ukulele, notated in tablature format. There are links to YouTube videos of the author playing the songs, so you can hear what they sound like. The pieces in the books begin with the basics and progress through some advanced techniques.

How To Play Ukulele

Author: Ben Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781908707086
Size: 52.90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 !

Make Your Own Ukulele

Author: Bill Plant
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781565235656
Size: 27.56 MB
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Make Your Own Ukulele from the Author: Bill Plant. On the cusp of the Uke resurgence, this is teh first book to present the simple step-by-step process or building a ukulele. The ukulele's appeal among the young and enormous craft-nation of MAKErs makes this project a 'must-do.'

How To Play The Hawaiian Ukulele

Author: Diane Witt
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781566472982
Size: 64.71 MB
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How To Play The Hawaiian Ukulele from the Author: Diane Witt. This easy-to-follow guide instructs how to play the popular Hawaiian musical instrument- the ukulele- in ten easy lessons. Readers will learn how to read music, strumming techniques, finger exercises, and accompaniments and songs to sing along to. Includes a glossary and chord chart for easy reference.

The Rookie Handbook

Author: Ryan Kalil
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 168245035X
Size: 62.14 MB
Format: PDF
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The Rookie Handbook from the Author: Ryan Kalil. Congratulations, you just got drafted into the NFL. Now what? Here’s what’s ahead of you: rigorous training, complicated playbooks, financial conundrums, intense pressure to perform—and temptation. Welcome to the big leagues. Informative, smart, funny, and beautifully illustrated, The Rookie Handbook has everything NFL rookies need to know to survive their first season of pro football, straight from veterans Ryan Kalil, Jordan Gross, and Geoff Hangartner. The three authors have a combined thirty years of NFL experience, but they too were rookies themselves, once upon a time. Much like rookies, NFL fans only know what they see on TV or read—obsessively following Rich Eisen and scouring obscure blogs for fantasy football info. But when it comes to what goes on in the inner sanctum, behind the locker room doors, it’s a mystery. The Rookie Handbook is the insider’s guide to that exclusive club, pulling back the curtain to reveal how players act and think—and what they do when no one is watching.