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Ukulele For Dummies

Wood, Alistair


3. Auflage November 2020
336 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-73660-8
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Strum a tune on your ukulele--no Hawaiian shirt required!

Picture it now: the sun sets over the shimmering sea, and, as the beach bar falls quiet, you begin strumming Queen Liliuokalani's "Aloha 'Oe" to a mesmerized crowd. ... Okay, while this doesn't happen every day for ukulele-players, you'll still have a lot of fun learning your favorite tunes on your ukulele. Widely associated with Hawaiian music, the ukulele has exploded in popularity in recent years as kids and adults alike have started their music education with a uke or added it to their collection of instruments.

Learning to play this versatile instrument is made easier for the experience and inexperienced alike with this new edition of Ukulele For Dummies. Following its straightforward instructions, you'll pick your way from the basics of purchasing your ukulele and accessories to confidently strumming through simple chord progressions and jamming through various styles and standards, including pop, folk, and those much-loved holiday favorites. Aloha, Santa Claus!
* Buy the right ukulele for you
* Perfect your pick and fret
* Practice with downloadable audio
* Get the best ukulele apps

Whatever you want from your ukulele adventure--strumming on the beach or adding its island style to your distinctive new pop sound--Ukulele For Dummies will have you making a big splash with this tiny instrument in aloha no time at all!

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with the Ukulele 5

Chapter 1: Exploring the Ukulele 7

Chapter 2: Tuning Up to Sound Great 19

Chapter 3: Discovering How to Handle Your Ukulele 29

Part 2: Starting Out with Chords and Strumming 39

Chapter 4: Playing Your First Ukulele Chords and Songs 41

Chapter 5: Drumming Up More Strumming Patterns 59

Chapter 6: Meeting the Chords and Their Families 79

Part 3: Picking and Single-Note Playing 99

Chapter 7: Coming to Grips with Tabs and Notation 101

Chapter 8: Discovering Fingerpicking Patterns 117

Chapter 9: Combining Melodies and Chords When Playing Solo 131

Chapter 10: Picking Up Some Soloing Techniques 141

Part 4: Discovering Genres and Styles 157

Chapter 11: Rocking Out with Your Uke 159

Chapter 12: Playing the Blues to Lift Your Spirits 167

Chapter 13: Saying "Aloha" to the Hawaiian Style 185

Chapter 14: Jazzing Up Your Uke Playing 193

Chapter 15: Strumming Up the Jawaiian Style 201

Chapter 16: Getting Classy: Classical Masterpieces for Ukulele 207

Chapter 17: Ukuleleing the Holidays 217

Part 5: Buying and Looking After Your Ukulele 223

Chapter 18: Weighing Up Your Options When Buying a Ukulele 225

Chapter 19: Splashing Out on Essentials and Accessories 233

Chapter 20: Restringing, Maintaining, and Adjusting Your Uke 241

Part 6: The Part of Tens 251

Chapter 21: Ten Ukulele Players to Know 253

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Involved in the Ukulele Scene 259

Chapter 23: Ten (or So) Tips for Improving Your Playing 265

Chapter 24: Ten Greatest Ukulele Chords 271

Part 7: Appendixes 279

Appendix A: Chord Charts 281

Appendix B: Reading Standard Musical Notation 285

Appendix C: Audio Tracks 291

Index 297
Alistair Wood is a ukulele player, transcriber, and arranger who owns the popular ukulele site He first picked up a ukulele at the age of 16 and has since been sought out for his ukulele wisdom by The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, and many other media outlets.