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Acknowledgements

Introduction

About the Audio

A Brief History of the Ukulele

Sizes and Types of Ukuleles

Playing Position

Tuning Your Ukulele

Part I. Theory and Technique

Lesson 1. Ukulele Notation

Lesson 2. Time Signatures and Rhythms 

Lesson 3. Notes on the C String

Lesson 4. Notes on the E String

Lesson 5. Songs with Notes on the C and E Strings (Ode to Joy, Mary had a Little Lamb, Lightly Row)

Lesson 6. Notes on the A String

Lesson 7. Songs with Notes on the C, E, and A Strings (Frere Jacques; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Little Liza Jane; Sweet Betsy from Pike)

Lesson 8. Notes on the G String

Lesson 9. Ties (Morning Coffee)

Lesson 10. Dotted Notes (Slumber My Darling)

Lesson 11. Pickup Notes (Bound for South Australia)

Lesson 12. Accidentals (Blue Bells of Scotland)

Lesson 13. Key Signatures (Londonderry Air, Simple Gifts)

Lesson 14. Songs on All Four Strings (A-Tisket, A-Tasket; Happy Birthday; Aura Lee; Drunken Sailor)

Part II. Chords and Strumming

Lesson 15. Chords

Lesson 16. Strumming (This Old Man)

Lesson 17. Strumming in ¾ Time (On Top of Old Smoky)

Lesson 18. Common Chord Progressions (Sunflower Song)

Lesson 19. Singing and Playing (When the Saints Go Marching In)

Part III. Songs

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Early Morning Walk

Amazing Grace

Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho

Aloha 'Oe

Silent Night

Muscle Shoals Blues

Hi'ilawe

Hinei Ma Tov

Conclusion

Appendix A. Chord Degress

Appendix B. Common Chords

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Berklee Basic Ukulele

Berklee Basic Ukulele

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Learn the ukulele! Berklee Basic Ukulele is an easy-to-follow, funintroduction to the ukulele--the perfect guide for the beginning ukulele enthusiast! The book begins with the basics of reading music notation (traditional notation, ukulele tablature, and chord diagrams), which can serve as a review or a handy primer for those with noprior reading experience. You will then learn a variety techniques for playing melodies, strumming chords, and accompanying yourself singing, with many tunes in a diversity of styles as examples.

You will learn various rhythms and strum patterns, starting from very basic strumming and then slowly incorporating more complex right hand techniques, and learn to strum along with your favorite (ororiginal) songs. Each chord, strum pattern, and concept is coupled with exercises and songs to give you ample opportunities to absorb the material, with demonstration and play-along audio tracks.

Includes:

• How to hold the ukulele, play with healthy hand/body position, and produce a good tone.

• The notes of the ukulele fingerboard.

• The basics of music theory, which you will then use to help learn songs and develop an overall intuitive sense for how to play the ukulele.

• Essential chords and chord strumming patterns for different styles.

• Melodies and chordal accompaniment parts to songs such as “Aloha 'Oe,” “Amazing Grace,” “Bound for South Australia,” “Hi'ilawe,” “Hinei Ma Tov,” “Londondeery Air,” “Simple Gifts,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?,” and others!
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Acknowledgements

Introduction

About the Audio

A Brief History of the Ukulele

Sizes and Types of Ukuleles

Playing Position

Tuning Your Ukulele

Part I. Theory and Technique

Lesson 1. Ukulele Notation

Lesson 2. Time Signatures and Rhythms 

Lesson 3. Notes on the C String

Lesson 4. Notes on the E String

Lesson 5. Songs with Notes on the C and E Strings (Ode to Joy, Mary had a Little Lamb, Lightly Row)

Lesson 6. Notes on the A String

Lesson 7. Songs with Notes on the C, E, and A Strings (Frere Jacques; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Little Liza Jane; Sweet Betsy from Pike)

Lesson 8. Notes on the G String

Lesson 9. Ties (Morning Coffee)

Lesson 10. Dotted Notes (Slumber My Darling)

Lesson 11. Pickup Notes (Bound for South Australia)

Lesson 12. Accidentals (Blue Bells of Scotland)

Lesson 13. Key Signatures (Londonderry Air, Simple Gifts)

Lesson 14. Songs on All Four Strings (A-Tisket, A-Tasket; Happy Birthday; Aura Lee; Drunken Sailor)

Part II. Chords and Strumming

Lesson 15. Chords

Lesson 16. Strumming (This Old Man)

Lesson 17. Strumming in ¾ Time (On Top of Old Smoky)

Lesson 18. Common Chord Progressions (Sunflower Song)

Lesson 19. Singing and Playing (When the Saints Go Marching In)

Part III. Songs

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Early Morning Walk

Amazing Grace

Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho

Aloha 'Oe

Silent Night

Muscle Shoals Blues

Hi'ilawe

Hinei Ma Tov

Conclusion

Appendix A. Chord Degress

Appendix B. Common Chords

About the Author

 

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