Let's Kanikapila: Ten Steps to Learn Ukulele Hawaiian Way

Let's Kanikapila: Ten Steps to Learn Ukulele Hawaiian Way

by Michael Preston
     
 
'Ukulele expert and enthusiast Michael Preston presents an interesting and comprehensive guide to learn how to play one of Hawaii's most popular instruments. The lessons are designed to move the player to progressively learn all the chords by playing fun and familiar songs such as "Sakura", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "Kookaburra", "Skip to My Lou", and "Red River

Overview

'Ukulele expert and enthusiast Michael Preston presents an interesting and comprehensive guide to learn how to play one of Hawaii's most popular instruments. The lessons are designed to move the player to progressively learn all the chords by playing fun and familiar songs such as "Sakura", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "Kookaburra", "Skip to My Lou", and "Red River Valley". Hawaiian songs such as "Hawai'i Ponoi" and "Pua Lililehua" as well as a Hawaiian translation of "Silent Night (Po La'i E)" are also included among other local selections.

Let's Kanikapila!" is complete with an audio CD of 74 sample songs and tutorials. Each lesson is clearly illustrated with photos showing finger placement and strumming techniques with easy, step-by-step instructions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566478069
Publisher:
Mutual Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Preston was born in Uganda and educated in Kenya, New Zealand, and England. He has been a Waldorf class teacher for the past twenty-three years in England and the United States, and has also served as a volunteer teacher in Vanuatu. Moving to Hawai'i in 1990, this violinist and guitarist enthusiastically took to the ukulele and music of Hawai'i and the South Pacific. In time, he created and developed a 'ukulele program and learning approach that appealed to students at his school, and it has in turn, been well received by his private students. Michael Preston is married with three grown children and three grandchildren.

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