Beginning Ukulele

by Greg Horne; Shana Aisenberg; edited by Daniel Ho
$22.75
sku: 20-44672
Book/DVD with online audio & video. Teaches all you need to know about playing uke: chords, strumming, picking, basic music theory, reading tab, music notation, more. Lots of fun songs in many styles - rock, blues, Hawaiian, fiddle tunes, fingerstyle. Daniel Ho demonstrates on the DVD, making learning fun and easy. Playing tips, etc. 96 pp. DVD is 2+ hours.   More Details...

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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