Ukulele Books

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The Cat's Meow MB20010BCD $22.95

This collection for ukulele brings back many favorite songs and ballads from the Roaring Twenties, plus several songs taken from the notebooks of Al Brown, an itinerant performer active in the period. These songs were featured in the motion pictures The Cat's Meow and Last Call. The music is presented in lead sheet form with melody lines, chord symbols, and lyrics. Photos and artwork from the 1920s enhance the presentation. The music on the companion CD is performed by Ian Whitcomb with his various bands and orchestras.

First Lessons Ukulele MB20229BCD $7.95

Anyone can learn to play the ukulele, and play it well. No previous knowledge of music is necessary. Strum and pick both harmonies and melodies. First Lessons Ukulele provides a simple approach for learning how to play the ukulele without reading music. From the most basic necessities, such as holding the uke properly and forming simple chords, up to more advanced techniques, which include transposing, using second and third position chords, and picking and strumming melody solos. Companion CD included.

Ukulele Handbook For Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone Uke MB99789 $14.95

This book is for the intermediate and advanced level players. It displays all chords in six tunings for the different sizes of the ukulele. Of course, there are other books which show how to build chords, but when you are playing a new song, you need an "almanac" for a quick look over all the possibilities to play a certain chord. That leads you into arranging a song and creating your very own style of playing.

Understanding Ukulele Chords MB20704 $9.95

This book is intended for ukulele players who had some experience with their instruments, but would like to increase their musical ability, as well as for guitarists who like to improve their accompaniment skills on the treble strings of the guitar. There exist many excellent introductory ukulele methods, as well as extensive chord dictionaries. Instead, this book is intended for those players who wish to be able to sight read from a fake book, figure out the chords to a song without a chart, create accompaniments to their own songs, create chord solos, extend their chord vocabulary, or further their understanding of harmony.

Ukulele Chord Solos in C Tuning MB97251BCD $17.95

These chord-melody solos have been arranged for solo ukulele playing. Tunes include Aloha Oe, When the Saints Go Marching In, Bill Bailey, The Sheik of Araby, By the Light of the Silvery Moonlight, and many more. All in standard notation and tablature with companion recordings of each tune including guitar accompaniment.

Famous Solos & Duets for the Ukulele MB20250BCD $17.95

Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele presents ukulele music as you have never seen or heard it before. An anthology of pieces selected from the earliest known methods and collections published for the ukulele between 1909 and 1920, Famous Solos and Duets is newly engraved in both standard notation and tablature and contains extensive fingering and performance instructions.Edited, arranged, and performed by ukulele virtuoso and historian John King, this collection makes the original, classic repertoire of this charming little instrument available to the public for the first time in nearly a century. The Preface, informative and thoroughly researched, places the ukulele and its music in historical context, from its early days in Hawai'i, to its widespread popularity on the Mainland. Showcasing pieces which are both challenging and beautiful, Early Solos and Duets features the music of Queen Lili'uokalani, King Kalakaua, Ernest Ka'ai, Henry Kailimai, George Awai, George Kia Nahaolelua, N. B. Bailey and Vadah Olcott Bickford. Also included in Early Solos and Duets are invaluable instructions for the different styles of st4rumming as played by the "Father of the ukulele," Ernest Ka'ai. The CD contains all 22 pieces expertly performed by Mr. King.
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