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Ukulele For Dummies
     

Ukulele For Dummies

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by Alistair Wood
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470979112
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
780,149
File size:
26 MB
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Meet the Author

Alistair Wood is a ukulele player, transcriber and arranger who owns the most popular ukulele site on the Internet, ukulelehunt.com. His expertise and the continuing ukulele boom has led to media hits that include The New York Times, The Guardian and BBC News.

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Ukulele for Dummies 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After trying a variety of other Uke books which started out really basic but stayed at that "your first week of playing" level, we finally found this one. This one will take you from your first week right on through more advanced levels with more in-depth info as you need and want it. Instead of wasting hours trying to find more info on the internet (hours that could've been spent getting better at the uke!), you just have it all right here, in one handy volume, ready to go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first five chapters are the most beneficial for a beginning ukulele player. I would have liked more songs on the beginning level to play before the more difficult songs and arrangements. Ukulele for Dummies covers a large variety of information on ukuleles and comes with a decent cd for audio learning.
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This is the one book you should have if you are a starter through intermediate. It is written plainly, logically and humorously by an expert. I have several starter books, all good, but this one does not require frequent studying to determine what the author means. The author also has a killer website with loads of good stuff, and he personnally answers queries. Marty Medak
jtupper More than 1 year ago