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Ukulele For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-13597-5
Paperback
336 pages
October 2015
US $24.99 Add to Cart
Introduction 1

Part I: 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 II: Starting Out with Chords and Strumming 39

Chapter 4: Playing Your First Ukulele Chords and Songs 41

Chapter 5: Drumming Up More Strumming Patterns 61

Chapter 6: Meeting the Chords and Their Families 81

Part III: Picking and Single ]Note Playing 101

Chapter 7: Getting to Grips with Tabs and Notation 103

Chapter 8: Discovering Fingerpicking Patterns 119

Chapter 9: Combining Melodies and Chords When Playing Solo 133

Chapter 10: Picking Up Some Soloing Techniques 143

Part IV: Discovering Genres and Styles 159

Chapter 11: Rocking Out with Your Uke 161

Chapter 12: Playing the Blues to Lift Your Spirits 169

Chapter 13: Saying ‘Aloha’ to the Hawaiian Style 187

Chapter 14: Jazzing Up Your Uke Playing 195

Chapter 15: Strumming Up the Jawaiian Style 203

Chapter 16: Getting Classy: Classical Masterpieces for Ukulele 209

Chapter 17: Ukuleleing the Holidays 219

Part V: Buying and Looking After Your Ukulele 225

Chapter 18: Weighing Up Your Options When Buying a Ukulele 227

Chapter 19: Splashing Out on Essentials and Accessories 235

Chapter 20: Restringing, Maintaining, and Adjusting Your Uke 243

Part VI: The Part of Tens 253

Chapter 21: Ten Ukulele Players to Know 255

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Involved in the Ukulele Scene 261

Chapter 23: Ten (or So) Tips for Improving Your Playing 267

Chapter 24: Ten Greatest Ukulele Chords 273

Part VII: Appendixes 281

Appendix A: Chord Charts 283

Appendix B: Reading Standard Musical Notation 287

Appendix C: Audio Tracks 293

Index 299