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Ukulele Method - Complete Edition

Ukulele Method - Complete Edition

Ukulele Method - Complete Edition

Book/CD set. All 3 volumes in one comprehensive instruction book! Learn chords, strumming, picking, basic music theory, reading tablature and standard music notation, more. Takes you from the absolute beginner level up to advanced chords and chord-melody playing. The CD includes 150+ minutes of performances by Grammy Award-winner Daniel Ho. 223 pp.

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Contents:

BEGINNING UKULELE

  • About the Authors
  • Introduction

Chapter 1---Getting Started

  • Lesson 1: Know Your Uke
  • Lesson 2: Reading Tablature
  • Mary Had a Border Collie
  • Lesson 3: The Notes on the Fretboard

Chapter 2---Strum, Strum, Strum

  • Lesson 1: Your First Chords
  • Lesson 2: Changing Chords
  • Lesson 3: Play Some Real Songs
  • Oh! Susanna
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Lesson 4: Spice Up Your Strumming
  • Lesson 5: More Chords More Chords
  • My Dear, Dear Mama from Madeira
  • Wai O Ke Aniani (Crystal Water)
  • Lesson 6: Minor Chords
  • It's Only a Minor Inconvenience
  • Lesson 7: Waltz Time 3/4
  • Amazing Grace
  • Lesson 8: Right-Hand Tools and Techniques

Chapter 3---Reading Standard Music Notation

  • Lesson 1: The Notes and the Staff
  • Lesson 2: The Natural Notes on the 3rd and 2nd Strings
  • Lesson 3: Time
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Lesson 4: Rests
  • Lesson 5: Dotted Half Notes
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Lesson 6: Natural Notes on the 1st String
  • Lesson 7: The C Major Scale
  • Lesson 8: Eighth Notes (Of Course)
  • Lesson 9: Dotted Quarter Notes
  • Ode to Joy
  • Lesson 10: Sharps and Flats
  • Raised by Gypsies
  • Lesson 11: Accidentals in a Key Signature
  • Red River Valley
  • Lesson 12: Ties
  • King on the Beach
  • Lesson 13: Navigating a Musical Map

Chapter 4---Theory Without Fear, or a Little Knowledge Can Get You Jamming

  • Lesson 1: The Major Scale Is Your Measuring Stick
  • Lesson 2: The Circle of 5ths
  • Lesson 3: Intervals Are Your Building Blocks
  • Lesson 4: Harmony and Chords

Chapter 5---Old-Time Ukulele and Backing Up Fiddle Tunes

  • Lesson 1: Strum Patterns and a Tune in G
  • This Hammer's Too Heavy
  • Lesson 2: Accenting the Backbeat, the E and E7 Chords, and Sally Ann in A
  • Sally Ann
  • Lesson 3: Fiddle Tune Form and Soldier's Joy in D
  • Soldier's Joy

Chapter 6---Old School: The Swingin' Ukulele

  • Lesson 1: How to Swing
  • Lesson 2: Sixes and Sevens and Chords
  • Lesson 3: The Circle of 5ths Progression
  • How Will I Ever Learn to Charleston If I Can't Even Tie My Own Shoes?
  • Lesson 4: The Triple Strum
  • The Secret Handshake Rag
  • Lesson 5: The Triple Burst Strum
  • Hitch in My Git-Along Rag

Chapter 7---Rocking Out the Uke

  • Lesson 1: The Syncopated Strum
  • My Feet Hurt (Oy! Sole Blisters!)
  • Autoharp Sale (Replace Old Zithers!)
  • Dreams of Summer on a Gloomy Day (Haze, Cold, Misters)
  • Lesson 2: Adding Percussion with Mute Strokes
  • Lesson 3: Moveable Chord Forms, or How I Learned to Be My Own Chord Dictionary
  • In My Spare Time with No Money Down!
  • Lesson 4: Using Moveable Chords, Left-Hand Mute Strokes, Reggae, and Soul
  • Who Wants a Cool Beverage?
  • Uke Got Soul

Chapter 8---Taking It Home: Island Style

  • Aloha 'Oe
  • Lesson 1: New Strums
  • Hula for Ho'opi'i

Chapter 9---Ukulele Blues

  • Lesson 1: The 12-Bar Blues
  • Lesson 2: Memorizing the 12-Bar Blues
  • Lesson 3: The Blues Shuffle Rhythm
  • Shufflin' Through the Blues in A
  • Lesson 4: The Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • Lesson 5: Transposition
  • Lesson 6: Transposing the Blues and the Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • 12-Bar Blues in C (a Bouncy C!)
  • Lesson 7: Blues in a Minor Key
  • Nunmoor Blues: A 12-Bar Blues in A Minor

Chapter 10---Introduction to Fingerstyle

  • Lesson 1: The Right-Hand Position
  • Lesson 2: Arpeggio Pattern T-I-M-A
  • Hi'ilawe
  • Lesson 3: Middle and Ring Fingers Together
  • Lesson 4: Fingerpicking in 3/4
  • Lesson 5: Alternating-Thumb Pattern T-I-T-M
  • Ukaleidoscope

Chapter 11---Getting Ready for the Next Level

  • Musical Expression
  • Appendix
  • Low-G Tuning
  • How to Practice
  • Organizing a Practice Session
  • Buy a Metronome
  • Conclusion and Resources for Further Study

INTERMEDIATE UKULELE

  • Introduction

Chapter 1---The World A'Chording to Uke

  • Lesson 1: Theory and Major Triad Inversions
  • Lesson 2: Minor Inversions
  • Lesson 3: Diminished and Augmented Triads
  • Lesson 4: Dominant 7th Chords
  • Lesson 5: Diminished 7th Chords
  • Lesson 6: I-IV-V Progressions Using Moveable Shapes
  • Louie's Wild Thing
  • Lesson 7: I-vi-ii-V
  • There Must Be Fifty Ways (to Leave the Fifties)
  • There Must Be Fifty Ways (to Leave the Fifties) in F
  • Lesson 8: i-VII-VI
  • All Along the Stairway
  • All Along the Stairway in D Minor

Chapter 2---Expanding Your Groove Palette

  • Lesson 1: Groove Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Rhythms Using Triplets
  • Lesson 3: 3+3+2
  • Lesson 4: Split Strum
  • Lesson 5: Bo Diddley Beat, or Clave
  • Lesson 6: 3/4 and 6/8 Time Signatures

Chapter 3---Kind of Blue

  • Lesson 1: 12-Bar Blues
  • Lesson 2: 16-Bar Blues
  • Lesson 3: 8-Bar Blues
  • Lesson 4: Turnarounds
  • Lesson 5: Circle of 5ths Blues Progressions
  • Salty Dog Blues
  • Lesson 6: Jazzin' the Blues
  • Lesson 7: 16-Bar Ragtime Blues
  • Alice's Red Hot Electric Rag

Chapter 4---Melodic Playing

  • Lesson 1: Open-Position Scales
  • Lesson 2: Playing Melodies
  • Amazing Grace
  • Red River Valley
  • Lesson 3: Scales up the Neck
  • Lesson 4: Aura Lee
  • Aura Lee
  • Lesson 5: Oh! Susanna
  • Oh! Susanna

Chapter 5---3rds and 6ths

  • Lesson 1: 3rds
  • Ode to Joy (Harmonized in 3rds)
  • Lesson 2: 6ths
  • Ode to Joy (Harmonized in 6ths)

Chapter 6---Fingerstyle Uke

  • Lesson 1: Fingerpicking Patterns
  • Lesson 2: Alice's Red Hot Electric Rag (Fingerstyle Version)
  • Alice's Red Hot Electric Rag (Fingerstyle Version)
  • Lesson 3: Banjo Rolls
  • Rolling Down That Long Lonesome Road
  • Lesson 4: Fingerpicking in 3/4 and 6/8 Time
  • Lesson 5: House of the Rising Uke
  • House of the Rising Uke

Chapter 7---On the Other Hand: Tricks and Techniques for the Fretting Hand

  • Lesson 1: Hammer-Ons
  • Lesson 2: Pull-Offs
  • Lesson 3: Combining Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
  • Lesson 4: Slides
  • Lesson 5: Bending Strings and Vibrato
  • Lesson 6: Ashgrove (Using Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs)
  • Ashgrove
  • Lesson 7: Sitting on Top of the World (Using Sliding)
  • Sitting on Top of the World

Chapter 8---Chord-Melody

  • Lesson 1: Chord-Melody Style
  • Oh! Susanna (Chord-Melody)
  • Lesson 2: Amazing Grace (Chord-Melody)
  • Amazing Grace (Chord-Melody)
  • Lesson 3: Ashgrove (Chord-Melody)
  • Ashgrove (Chord-Melody)
  • Lesson 4: Greensleeves (Chord-Melody)
  • Greensleeves (Chord-Melody)

Chapter 9---Getting Jazzy 53

  • Lesson 1: Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz
  • Lesson 2: Has Anybody Seen My Uke? (32-Bar Progression)
  • Has Anybody Seen My Uke?
  • Lesson 3: Uke's Got Rhythm Changes
  • Uke's Got Rhythm
  • Lesson 4: Gypsy Jazz

Chapter 10---Let's Jam

  • Lesson 1: Jamming On the Blues
  • Lesson 2: Pentatonic Scales
  • Lesson 3: Soloing Using the Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • Lesson 4: Soloing Using the Major Pentatonic Scale
  • Lesson 5: Combining Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, and Blues Scales in a Solo

MASTERING UKULELE

  • Introduction

Chapter 1---The World A'Chording to Uke

  • Lesson 1: The Harmonized Major Scale
  • Lesson 2: Four Types of 7th Chord Inversions
  • Lesson 3: Major and Minor 6th Inversions
  • Lesson 4: Suspended Chords
  • Lesson 5: What Are All Those Other Numbers, Anyway?
  • Lesson 6: ii-V-I Progression

Chapter 2---Arranging Chord-Melody Style up the Neck

  • Lesson 1: Chord Scale
  • Lesson 2: When the Saints Go Marching In (Chord-Melody)
  • When the Saints Go Marching In (Chord-Melody)
  • Lesson 3: The Star-Spangled Banner (Chord-Melody)
  • The Star-Spangled Banner (Chord-Melody)
  • Lesson 4: Jazzin' the Blues (Chord-Melody)

Chapter 3---Yet More Strums and Techniques

  • Lesson 1: Reviewing Triples, Bursts, and Split Strums
  • Lesson 2: The Fan Stroke
  • Lesson 3: The Fan Stroke Continued
  • Lesson 4: One-Finger Tremolo
  • Lesson 5: Rasgueados
  • Big Flamenco Workout

Chapter 4---Old-School Fancy: Traditional Ragtime, Jazz, and Hawaiian

  • Lesson 1: Aloha 'Oe
  • Aloha 'Oe
  • Lesson 2: Raggin' on 12th Street
  • Raggin' on 12th Street
  • Lesson 3: A Tune in the Formby Style
  • George on Holiday
  • Lesson 4: Autumn Has Left
  • Autumn Has Left
  • Lesson 5: Has Anybody Seen My Uke?
  • Has Anybody Seen My Uke?
  • Lesson 6: A New Triple Strum from the Islands
  • The Breeze Through the Trees Blows with Ease

Chapter 5---Scales and Arpeggios: Positions up the Neck

  • Lesson 1: Major Scale Positions
  • Lesson 2: La Mode
  • Lesson 3: Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales
  • Lesson 4: Arpeggios
  • Lesson 5: Scale and Arpeggio Practice Ideas

Chapter 6---Fingerstyle

  • Lesson 1: House of the Rising Sun (Chord-Melody)
  • House of the Rising Sun (Chord-Melody)
  • House of the Rising Sun (Variation 1)
  • House of the Rising Sun (Variation 2)
  • Lesson 2: Cross-String Fingering
  • Lesson 3: Arpeggi-Uke (Cross-String)
  • Arpeggi-Uke (Cross-String)
  • Lesson 4: Cross-String Rag
  • Cross-String Rag
  • Lesson 5: Miss Mcleod's Reel
  • Miss Mcleod's Reel

Chapter 7---Rockin' the Uke

  • Lesson 1: Song for George
  • Song for George
  • Lesson 2: Body Percussion
  • Lesson 3: Funky Funk Strumming
  • Lesson 4: Building a Groove by Layers
  • Gloves Off

Chapter 8---Jazz Improvisation

  • Lesson 1: Improvising over Dominant 7th Chords
  • Lesson 2: Improvising over Other Types of 7th Chords

Chapter 9---World Rhythms and Scales

  • Lesson 1: Odd Time Signatures
  • Lesson 2: Harmonic Minor and Its Modes
  • Lesson 3: Balkan up the Wrong Tree!
  • Balkan up the Wrong Tree!

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