The Ukulele Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408836297
Size: 63.10 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: 66.71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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: 59.56 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.

The Ukulele Chord Dictionary

Author: Ben Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781908707383
Size: 59.45 MB
Format: PDF
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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: 16.46 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 Ukulele

Author: Jim Tranquada
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824835446
Size: 46.13 MB
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The Ukulele from the Author: Jim Tranquada. This is the first fully documented account of the history of the Ukulele as an iconic element of Hawaiian culture. The authors discuss the evolution of ukulele as a musical instrument from the origin in Madeira Island and also its central role in the diffusion of Hawaiian music in the United States. The work goes much beyond the usual ukulele as collectible approach and places the instrument in its social, political, and cultural contexts of Western Europe, Hawaii, and the US Mainland.

Ukulele

Author: Daniel Dixon
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423618122
Size: 36.91 MB
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Ukulele from the Author: Daniel Dixon. These days the ukulele is experiencing a revolution-both as a valid instrument that can sweetly transform pop music and rock and roll, and as the focus of dozens of clubs springing up across the world. Ukulele! brings the "uke" world to light, exposing its colorful history, quirky characters, and irresistible charm. Dozens of colorful photos and ephemera make Ukulele! as fun to look at as it is to read. Celebrate the history of the ukulele and the unique culture that surrounds it in Ukulele by Daniel Dixon with Dixie Dixon and Jayne McKay. Ukulele explores the spiritual quality that brings people together by discussing the colorful characters that have been drawn to the instrument over the years. Daniel Dixon traces its origins in Hawaii and illustrates how it traveled to the mainland U.S. and became such a popular instrument. Ukulele also showcases the best of the early players such as Cliff Edwards as well as the most popular contemporary uke players like Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Jake Shimabukuro.

The Art Of Ukulele

Author: Ralph Shaw
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483581195
Size: 74.23 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.

Ukulele For Beginners

Author: Will Grove-White
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 184403819X
Size: 27.46 MB
Format: PDF
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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 Daily Ukulele Songbook

Author: Jim Beloff
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458426181
Size: 43.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Daily Ukulele Songbook from the Author: Jim Beloff. (Ukulele). Strum a different song every day with easy arrangements of 365 of your favorite songs in one big songbook! The Daily Ukulele features ukulele arrangements with melody, lyrics and uke chord grids and are in ukulele-friendly keys that are particularly suited for groups of one to one hundred to play and sing. Includes favorites by the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan, folk songs, pop songs, kids' songs, Christmas carols and Broadway and Hollywood tunes, all with a spiral binding for ease of use. Also features a Tips & Techniques section, chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos and art throughout. The Daily Ukulele offers ukulele fun all year long!