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Ukulele For Dummies

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Ukulele For Dummies by Alistair Wood
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From simple chord progressions to rock solos – your ultimate guide to becoming a ukulele hero!

If you're among the tens of thousands of people who have fallen victim to the ukulele fever epidemic that's sweeping the globe, this book is the cure. Clinically tested and expert-approved, Ukulele For Dummies is the quick, painless way to satisfy your insatiable desire to play the ukulele.

  • Get to know your uke – get the lowdown on everything you need to know about buying, stringing, tuning and maintaining your ukulele

  • Start playing – take advantage of clear, step-by-step instructions on holding, strumming and picking basics, illustrated withdetailed photos

  • Build your skills – chord charts, strumming patterns and tons of instructions make it easier than ever to learn basic and advanced techniques for playing backup rhythms, solo melodies, improvisational riffs and chord/melody combinations like a pro

  • Aloha mahn – special chapters cover how to play reggae and 'Jawaiian', as well as rock and punk, blues, Hawaiian, classical and other popular musical styles

  • Listen and learn – hone your uke-playing skills with the help of audio tracks of the examples found in the book

Open the book and find:

  • A complete buying guide for the novice

  • How to string, tune and repair your uke

  • Chord charts and strumming patterns

  • Crystal-clear photo illustrations

  • Step-by-step instructions

  • Basic and advanced playing techniques

  • How to play in a multitude of popular styles

  • Audio tracks of examples from the book

Audio CD includes

The musical examples from the book so you can play along

Exercises to help you build your skills

Learn to:

  • Play the ukulele right away – no experience required

  • Master various chords and strumming patterns

  • Play rock, punk, blues, reggae and standards

Stretch your skills with the bonus CD

Wiley; June 2011
360 pages; ISBN 9780470979112
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Title: Ukulele For Dummies
Author: Alistair Wood
 
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