The Ukulele Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408836297
Size: 36.23 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: Axel Richter
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609744292
Size: 13.98 MB
Format: PDF
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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: 57.36 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.

The Wavewatcher S Companion

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408811162
Size: 79.52 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.

Ukulele For Dummies

Author: Alistair Wood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119135982
Size: 42.93 MB
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Ukulele For Dummies from the Author: Alistair Wood. The fast and easy way to learn how to play the ukulele With the help of Ukulele For Dummies, learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing—fast. From purchasing a ukulele and the necessary accessories to making sense of simple chord progressions and playing in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, Hawaiian, and holiday favourites—the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have you creating beautiful music in no time. For anyone wishing to learn to play this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics, from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger picking—and everything in between. Plus, you'll find tips to make certain chord changes easier, chords and tabs for popular Christmas and New Year songs, apps for mobile devices, the ten best ukulele chords, and so much more. Audio tracks are available via online download at Dummies.com, creating a total musical instruction package Features a ukulele buying guide for the novice Offers instruction in a variety of musical styles Provides finger-picking instruction and the chords and patterns you need to know With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making a big splash with this tiny instrument in no time.

How To Play The Hawaiian Ukulele

Author: Diane Witt
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781566472982
Size: 25.95 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.

How To Play Ukulele

Author: Ben Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781908707086
Size: 42.69 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 !

The Jazz Guitar Handbook

Author: Rod Fogg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781480341043
Size: 41.83 MB
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The Jazz Guitar Handbook from the Author: Rod Fogg. (Book). "My dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way'." Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make the dream come true. Brian played his guitar on every Queen album and in all of Queen's live shows around the world. In this book you will discover everything you ever wished to know about Brian's unique instrument. Brian talks about every aspect of the Red Special, from its birth to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and beyond. All of this is accompanied with original diagrams, sketches and notes dating from the building of the guitar, as well as a great selection of photographs including Brian on stage with his guitar, close-ups and x-rays. Additional selling points: * Includes rare and previously unseen photographs of the Red Special, Brian and his father, and Queen. * The guitar has been fully dismantled and every piece is photographed.

The Latin Guitar Handbook

Author: Chris Mello
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609746945
Size: 69.36 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Latin Guitar Handbook from the Author: Chris Mello. The most complete and comprehensive handbook outlining the role of the guitar in the music of Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and other South American countries in print. A complete survey and guide for any guitarist interested in performing different styles of Latin music. Each chapter examines the styles common to the music of a featured country. Includes a thorough exploration of the history, common instrumentation, core rhythms, guitar patterns and chord voicings, transcriptions, application, and provides musical examples in each style.Students will explore: Mambo, Cha-Cha, Samba, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Vallenato, Baion, Bolero, Rumba Flamenco, and Contemporary Latin Pop...just to name a few! Students may choose to focus in on one style or sample many. This resource book contains valuable knowledge guitarists can also utilize in application to a multitude of branch styles (jazz, smooth jazz, pop, rock, and the ever – growing Latin Music market), including what to play with an ensemble.