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Ukulele For Dummies


Learn everything ukulele—from chord progressions to playing pop, folk, and holiday favorites—and, yes, even Hawaiian music!

The ukulele is hot. The season one finale of Glee featured a ukulele. The recent hit song “Hey Soul Sister” by Train includes the dulcet tones of a uke. Not to mention the runaway success of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. For anyone wishing to master this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics—from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger-picking.

The print version of the book includes a CD with audio tracks of the entire musical notation in the book—creating a total musical instruction packageOffers instruction in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, holiday favorites, and Hawaiian musicFeatures a buying guide for the novice—with tips on purchasing a ukulele plus other necessary accessoriesThe enhanced ebook contains 30 in-line instructional videos

With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making beautiful music—as they tiptoe through the tulips—in no time.


Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version


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Phredd says:

Best Overall Ukulele Bang for the Buck Book Ever! This is the best book for learning the ukulele that I have ever owned. It is perfect for beginners, intermediate, or advanced players. It has everything; chords, strumming, tab, notes, songs, styles and above all else humor. It is written by someone who through self-instruction, hard work and curiosity has become a master guru of the instrument. At the same time the author is plain-spoken, to-the-point, funny and keenly adept at reaching the heart of a self-learner.I got bit by the…

rock that uke says:

Ukulele for Smarties Ukulele for Dummies is a great book. I’m a fan of the author from his wonderful website, I’ve bought three of his e-books, and I’ve found him to be the best ukulele teacher I’ve never met. He brings the same clear style and encyclopedic knowledge to this book. It’s a great introductory text, but it’s got so much to offer the more advanced player. I just got my copy, and I’ve already worked on my reggae strum, some fingerpicking and some chord/melody combinations. They really…

Nicholas P Harrigan says:

Be Careful with the KINDLE EDITION The Kindle Book I bought is called “Ukulele For Dummies, Enhanced Edition (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) [Kindle Edition With Audio/Video]” What I didn’t see, until I couldn’t get the audio/video to work on my brand new Kindle Fire, was the note at the bottom of the picture that reads “Audio/Video content only available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices”. Seriously? Then what’s the point of a multi-media capable Kindle Fire, and what’s the point of buying a book specifically titled…

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