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Author Plant, Bill.

Title Learn to play the ukulele : a simple and fun guide for complete beginners./ Bill Plant & Trisha Scott.

Imprint East Petersburg, PA. : Fox Chapel Pub., 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction    787.8919 PLA    DUE 02-23-20
Description 63 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.
Contents The book. Some basic ukulele background ; How to hold and tune a ukulele ; Practice, practice ; Keeping time and strumming ; Scales and chords ; 12-bar blues ; Songs ; The ukulele community -- The CD. Tracks for practice. Tuning reference ; Frere Jacques ; Strumming patterns ; Strumming in 3/4 time ; Picking practice ; Scale practice ; Playing by ear ; Learn to play the ukulele overnight blues -- Songs to play. Polly wolly doodle ; Pay me money down ; Jambalaya ; This train is bound for glory ; Midnight special ; Sloop John B ; Ukulele lady ; My blue heaven ; Crawdad ; Hey, good lookin' ; Aussie BBQ.
Summary This book will teach readers basic playing techniques for the ukulele. No prior musical experience is assumed. Learn how to hold the instrument, position the hands, strumming techniques, basic chords and beyond. The enclosed CD guides the reader through a series of exercises, which are organized in a progressive fashion (practicing one strum and slowly building to more complicated rhythmic patterns). The CD also includes a variety of charming songs that readers will be able to strum along with (starting with one/two chords and progressing on to more complex). Encouraging tips are included as well as trivia and sidebars about the ukulele. Music theory is included, but the emphasis is on getting up to speed and on with the fun of playing quickly. --Publisher.
Subject Ukulele -- Methods -- Self-instruction.
Added Author Scott, Trisha.
ISBN 9781565236875

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