Ukulele Method Complete: Book & CD (Complete Method)

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The First Book and DVD in The Complete Ukulele Method! 
Perfect for beginning ukulelists as well as players who want to enhance their knowledge, Beginning Ukulele teaches everything you need to know to get started on the instrument, including chords, strumming, picking, basic music theory, and reading tablature (TAB) and standard music notation. Guitarists wanting to expand their musical horizons will also find this to be the perfect introduction to playing the ukulele. The book features lots of fun songs in a variety of styles, including rock, blues, Hawaiian, fiddle tunes, and fingerstyle. On the DVD, Daniel Ho's friendly, easy-to-understand explanations and demonstrations make learning to play the ukulele fun and easy. Featuring practice tips and other important issues for the beginning ukulelist, Beginning Ukulele is the most thorough method available for beginning ukulele students. 
* Examples in easy-to-read TAB and standard music notation 
* Songs and solos to practice 
* Special ukulele strums and other right-hand techniques, such as fingerstyle and picking 
* Left-hand techniques, including hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides 
* Topics such as music theory, improvising, and how to practice 
* Lessons on ukulele styles, including folk, Hawaiian, rock, blues, and more!


  1. 12-Bar Blues in C (A Bouncy C!)
  2. About the Authors
  3. Aloha 'Oe
  4. Amazing Grace
  5. Appendix A---How to Practice
  6. Autoharp Sale (Replace Old Zithers!)
  7. Buy a Metronome
  8. Chapter 10---Introduction to Fingerstyle
  9. Chapter 11---Getting Ready for the Next Level
  10. Chapter 1---Getting Started
  11. Chapter 2---Strum, Strum, Strum
  12. Chapter 3---Reading Standard Music Notation
  13. Chapter 4---Theory Without Fear, or a Little Knowledge Can Get You Jamming
  14. Chapter 5---Old-Time Ukulele and Backing Up Fiddle Tunes
  15. Chapter 6---Old School: The Swingin' Ukulele
  16. Chapter 7---Rocking Out the Uke
  17. Chapter 8---Taking It Home: Island Style
  18. Chapter 9---Ukulele Blues
  19. Conclusion and Resources for Further Study
  20. Dreams of Summer on a Gloomy Day (Haze, Cold, Misters)
  21. Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  22. Hi'ilawe
  23. Hitch in My Git-Along Rag
  24. How to Practice
  25. How Will I Ever Learn to Charleston If I Can't Even Tie My Own Shoes?
  26. Hula for Ho'opi'i
  27. In My Spare Time with No Money Down!
  28. Introduction
  29. It's Only a Minor Inconvenience
  30. King on the Beach
  31. Lesson 1: How to Swing
  32. Lesson 1: Know Your Uke
  33. Lesson 1: New Strums
  34. Lesson 1: Strum Patterns and a Tune in G
  35. Lesson 1: The 12-Bar Blues
  36. Lesson 1: The Major Scale Is Your Measuring Stick
  37. Lesson 1: The Notes and the Staff
  38. Lesson 1: The Right-Hand Position
  39. Lesson 1: The Syncopated Strum
  40. Lesson 1: Your First Chords
  41. Lesson 10: Sharps and Flats
  42. Lesson 11: Accidentals in a Key Signature
  43. Lesson 12: Ties
  44. Lesson 13: Navigating a Musical Map
  45. Lesson 2: Accenting the Backbeat, the E and E7 Chords, and Sally Ann in A
  46. Lesson 2: Adding Percussion with Mute Strokes
  47. Lesson 2: Arpeggio Pattern T-I-M-A
  48. Lesson 2: Changing Chords
  49. Lesson 2: Memorizing the 12-Bar Blues
  50. Lesson 2: Reading Tablature
  51. Lesson 2: Sixes and Sevens and Chords
  52. Lesson 2: The Circle of 5ths
  53. Lesson 2: The Natural Notes on the 3rd and 2nd Strings
  54. Lesson 3: Fiddle Tune Form and Soldier's Joy in D
  55. Lesson 3: Intervals Are Your Building Blocks
  56. Lesson 3: Middle and Ring Fingers Together
  57. Lesson 3: Moveable Chord Forms, or How I Learned to Be My Own Chord Dictionary
  58. Lesson 3: Play Some Real Songs
  59. Lesson 3: The Blues Shuffle Rhythm
  60. Lesson 3: The Circle of 5ths Progression
  61. Lesson 3: The Notes on the Fretboard
  62. Lesson 3: Time
  63. Lesson 4: Fingerpicking in 3/4
  64. Lesson 4: Harmony and Chords
  65. Lesson 4: Rests
  66. Lesson 4: Spice Up Your Strumming
  67. Lesson 4: The Minor Pentatonic Scale
  68. Lesson 4: The Triple Strum
  69. Lesson 4: Using Moveable Chords, Left-Hand Mute Strokes, Reggae, and Soul
  70. Lesson 5: Alternating-Thumb Pattern T-I-T-M
  71. Lesson 5: Dotted Half Notes
  72. Lesson 5: More Chords More Chords
  73. Lesson 5: The Triple Burst Strum
  74. Lesson 5: Transposition
  75. Lesson 6: Minor Chords
  76. Lesson 6: Natural Notes on the 1st String
  77. Lesson 6: Transposing the Blues and the Minor Pentatonic Scale
  78. Lesson 7: Blues in a Minor Key
  79. Lesson 7: The C Major Scale
  80. Lesson 7: Waltz Time 3/4
  81. Lesson 8: Eighth Notes (Of Course)
  82. Lesson 8: Right-Hand Tools and Techniques
  83. Lesson 9: Dotted Quarter Notes
  84. Low-G Tuning
  85. Mary Had a Border Collie
  86. Musical Expression
  87. My Dear, Dear Mama from Madeira
  88. My Feet Hurt (Oy! Sole Blisters!)
  89. Nunmoor Blues: A 12-Bar Blues in A Minor
  90. Ode to Joy
  91. Oh! Susanna
  92. Organizing a Practice Session
  93. Raised by Gypsies
  94. Red River Valley
  95. Sally Ann
  96. Shufflin' Through the Blues in A
  97. Soldier's Joy
  98. The Secret Handshake Rag
  99. This Hammer's Too Heavy
  100. Ukaleidoscope
  101. Uke Got Soul
  102. Wai O Ke Aniani (Crystal Water)
  103. When the Saints Go Marching In
  104. When the Saints Go Marching In
  105. Who Wants a Cool Beverage?


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