Wayne Erbsen

Ukulele for the Complete Ignoramus!

by Ted Parrish and Wayne Erbsen
sku: 291-112
Book/CD set. Everything you need to know to get started playing! Learn how to select the right uke, tuning, strumming variations. Play melody and backup to 37 folk, swing, Hawaiian and gospel favorites. Includes easy-to-read tab, simple chord diagrams, and an instructional audio CD. 104 pages, spiral bound.   More Details...


  • Welcome to the Ukulele!
  • A Brief History of the Uke
  • Choosing a Ukulele
  • How to Hold the Ukulele
  • Tuning the Ukulele
  • Left Hand Chording
  • Right Hand Strumming
  • More Strums
  • Waltz Strums
  • Following the Song Charts
  • Playing the Melody
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • What a Typical Page Looks Like
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Whole World in His Hands
  • Buffalo Gals
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Camptown Races
  • Oh, Susanna
  • Clementine
  • Amazing Grace
  • This Little Light of Mine
  • Do Lord
  • Molly Malone (Cockles & Mussels)
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • Home on the Range
  • The Water is Wide
  • Down in the Valley
  • On Top of Old Smoky
  • She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
  • Red River Valley
  • Aloha ‘Oe
  • Aura Lee
  • Simple Gifts
  • Down by the Riverside
  • Skip to My Lou
  • Michael Row the Boat Ashore
  • Shortenin’ Bread
  • Shady Grove
  • Man of Constant Sorrow
  • Bring Me a Little Water, Silvie
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • Driftless Rag
  • Kickapoo Rag
  • Ukulele Boogie-Woogie
  • Careless Love
  • Trouble in Mind
  • I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
  • Auclair de la Lune
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Fingerpicking the Ukulele
  • The Chord Study
  • Ukulele Chords
  • Ukulele Strums
  • About the Authors
  • Song Index