The Ukulele Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408836297
Size: 32.48 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: 50.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, 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: 44.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Wavewatcher S Companion

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408811162
Size: 47.12 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: 77.41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 50.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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: 59.99 MB
Format: PDF
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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.'

The Jazz Guitar Handbook

Author: Rod Fogg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781480341043
Size: 79.10 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Reading Peter Reading

Author: Isabel Martin
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited
ISBN:
Size: 61.59 MB
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Reading Peter Reading from the Author: Isabel Martin. Peter Reading is one of Britain's most prolific, versatile, startlingly contemporary, and strikingly original poets. Employing increasingly ingenious metrical skills, Reading maps out an inconsolably sad and, at times, hilariously funny picture of England -- and the world -- in decline. Tackling issues such as violence, illness, madness, homelessness, and environmental catastrophe, his eschatological vision chastises a world gone morally, ecologically, and politically insane. Both bleak and deeply humane, his harrowing art aspires to, nothing less than, a distilled elegiac epic of our time. The destruction also strikes at Reading's art itself -- the last six books are one long valedictory, culminating in his own death statement, Ob. Reading Peter Reading illuminates the poet's thematic and formal concerns, paradoxes, and development, as well as underlining his major status in contemporary literature. Its updated, detailed, textual analysis will help the readers' understanding of the poetry and provide a thorough and substantial basis for any future critical discussion of Reading's work.