The Ukulele Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408836297
Size: 62.90 MB
Format: PDF
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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: 68.51 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: 14.29 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.

How To Play Ukulele

Author: Ben Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781908707086
Size: 37.57 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 !

The Rookie Handbook

Author: Ryan Kalil
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 168245035X
Size: 47.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Reading Peter Reading

Author: Isabel Martin
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited
ISBN:
Size: 35.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Underground Guitar Handbook

Author: Jason Earls
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557147727
Size: 46.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Underground Guitar Handbook from the Author: Jason Earls. If you've ever wanted to learn the newest "underground" and innovative guitar methods, this handbook is for you. Filled with cutting-edge and avant-garde techniques, the Underground Guitar Handbook contains detailed explanations and musical examples of such topics as: four-finger licks, unusual scales, diminished licks, tremolo bar flutters and gurgles, the wah-wham method, tritones and flatted fifths, Shawn Lane's "impossible" chord, speed-picking licks, pedal point phrases, new hardware ideas, atonal patterns, mysticism, finger-tapping licks, and much more. Links to the author's youtube videos in which he performs the techniques are also provided, (plus a handful of musical short stories for additional entertainment). For learning the most cutting-edge guitar techniques (many never before published), this manual is all you will ever need.

The Latin Guitar Handbook

Author: Chris Mello
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609746945
Size: 33.38 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.