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Exploring the Ukulele

Author : Herb Ohta, Jr.
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A follow up to their best-selling beginner's instructional book Discovering the 'Ukulele, Herb Ohta, Jr. and Daniel Ho present Exploring the 'Ukulele, a collection of some of the most requested topics by 'ukulele students all over the world. In this intermediate-level book, they cover strumming techniques, arpeggios, second position chords, 3rds, 6ths, pentatonic scales, picking, fingering, Hawaiian turnarounds and seven more traditional and original songs in tablature and notation for your further study and enjoyment. Free MP3 audio files of the music and examples are available at

Ukulele For Dummies

Author : Alistair Wood
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The fast and easy way to learn how to play the ukulele With the help of Ukulele For Dummies, learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing—fast. From purchasing a ukulele and the necessary accessories to making sense of simple chord progressions and playing in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, Hawaiian, and holiday favourites—the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have you creating beautiful music in no time. For anyone wishing to learn to play this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics, from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger picking—and everything in between. Plus, you'll find tips to make certain chord changes easier, chords and tabs for popular Christmas and New Year songs, apps for mobile devices, the ten best ukulele chords, and so much more. Audio tracks are available via online download at, creating a total musical instruction package Features a ukulele buying guide for the novice Offers instruction in a variety of musical styles Provides finger-picking instruction and the chords and patterns you need to know With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making a big splash with this tiny instrument in no time.

Ukulele For Dummies Enhanced Edition

Author : Alistair Wood
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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 package Offers instruction in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, holiday favorites, and Hawaiian music Features a buying guide for the novice—with tips on purchasing a ukulele plus other necessary accessories 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

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Playing the Ukulele

Author : David Hodge
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Whether you want to play a few simple melodies or jam with other musicians, this helpful guide gives you the surest path from start to success.

Baroque to Blues

Author : Kristina Burton
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Not for the faint of heart, Baroque to Blues is a collection of 15 compositions, including 5 duets, arranged for ukulele artists who are eager to step-up their fingerstyle level of play. Exploring 400 years of musical tradition, the book features styles including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Folk/Traditional, Americana, and Blues written by some of the most iconic composers of each genre. Though not a "method" book, each piece challenges the musician to expand their proficiency in music notation and tablature, tempo and rhythm, as well as fingerstyle technique including, multi-voice, barre, HoPo, slides, bends, and right-hand picking. An audio download is included with the book and may also be found at NoiseTrade on the web.

Ukulele for Beginners

Author : Will Grove-White
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Interested in the ukulele and want to learn how to play it? This is the book for you. This all-encompassing guide to the ukulele is written by Will Grove-White, one of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Clearly written, beautifully designed, and chock-full of photos and illustrations, Get Plucky With the Ukulele is the perfect teach-yourself ukulele book for adults and children alike, and a must for anyone with an interest in the instrument. - No knowledge of music required - Clearly written and easy to understand - Full colour photographic illustrations - Chords to learn and songs to strum - Simple and advanced strumming techniques - Pull-out Chord Dictionary - Tips and tricks for writing your own songs - How to play in a group - Play along with the songs online Also includes: - A complete history of the ukulele - Biographies of great uke players from past and present - Ukulele revelations about Jimi Hendrix, Neil Armstrong, Elvis Presley and more...

Latin American Rhythms

Author : Kristina Burton
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Latin-American Rhythms is a collection of 17 compositions, including 5 duets, arranged for fingerstyle ukulele artists interested in learning about Latin-American musical genres and traditions. Exploring 400 years of Latin-American history, this book features styles including Folk-Traditional, son Cubano, Cumbia, Salsa, Valse Criolla, and more. Though intended for more experienced players, the arrangements all include tablature so anyone motivated can learn, play, and gain confidence - just having fun is strongly encouraged! An audio download is included with the book and may also be found at NoiseTrade on the web.

Uke Can Do It

Author : Philip Tamberino
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Affordable, versatile, portable, and popular once again, the ukulele is an ideal instrument for lifelong music making that can also be an engaging component of school music programs. At the elementary or secondary level, students can use the ukulele to explore everything from music theory, improvisation, composition, and ear training, to repertoire that includes contemporary popular music. At a lesser expense than any other instrument which can do as much, the ukulele is perfect for breathing fresh air into any music program. Uke Can Do It provides everything music educators need to develop a ukulele program in their school, including: * A guide for first-time ukulele buyers * Beginner instruction in how to play the ukulele * Playlists of ukulele music by top performers * Strategies for proposing and outfitting a ukulele program * Classroom management tips * Support for use with special learners * Learning sequences in ukulele technique * Ideas for classroom use and performance * Scales and chord charts with fingering

How to Improvise on the Baritone Ukulele

Author : Doug Falconer
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For the Intermediate Player - a step-by-step approach to learning to improvise. This is a version of a previous book called Ukulele Beginner to Brilliant Book 4: The System, revised specifically for the baritone ukulele, in G tuning (DGBE).In the first 31 pages you will learn a System which breaks the whole world of music down into something simple, graspable and easy to practice. This will give you a solid foundation for hearing, understanding and exploring any kind of music you wish.Through a series of lessons and practical exercises designed to turn you into a "real musician": your ear-to-finger connection will be strengthened; you will understand how music works ; you will hear and know every note and every chord you play, across the whole fretboard.The next two parts of the book shows how The System applies to the most common chord progressions and, beyond that, to the specific genre of jazz music. The final part of the book delves into exotica: explaining modes, blues and non-western music. This book is aimed at the baritone ukulele player who knows most of the basic chords, can read music and/or TAB, possibly play a few scales, has a basic knowledge of music theory and now wants to make a quantum leap in their playing and musical understanding. It is NOT a collection of songs or ukulele techniques. Instead, it is a complete, step-by-step method to improvising music, a roadmap to a world of infinite creativity.

Exploring Music with Children

Author : Robert Evans Nye
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Exploring Music

Author : Eunice Boardman
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Fodor s Exploring Hawaii

Author : Emma Stanford
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Provides information on Hawaiian history and culture, and presents advice on sightseeing, accommodations, shopping, and entertainment.

Exploring the Deep Pacific

Author : Helen Raitt
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Exploring Hawaii

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Praise for Fodor's Exploring Guides "Authoritatively written and superbly presented...Worthy reading before, during, or after a trip." -- Philadelphia Inquirer "Absolutely gorgeous. Fun, colorful, and sophisticated." -- Chicago Tribune Fodor's Exploring Guides are the most up-to-date, full-color guidebooks available. Covering destinations around the world, these guides are loaded with photos, essays on culture and history, descriptions of sights, and practical information. Full-color photos make these great guides to buy if you're still planning your itinerary (let the photos help you choose!), and they are perfect companions to general guidebooks, like Fodor's Gold Guides. What to See Extraordinary coverage of history and culture Itineraries, walks and excursions, on and off the beaten path Architecture and art Where to Stay Quick tips in every price range Where to Eat Savvy picks for all budgets The Basics Getting there and getting around When to go & what to pack

The First 20 Hours

Author : Josh Kaufman
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Forget the 10,000 hour rule— what if it’s possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less? Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. What’s on your list? What’s holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skills—time you don’t have and effort you can’t spare? Research suggests it takes 10,000 hours to develop a new skill. In this nonstop world when will you ever find that much time and energy? To make matters worse, the early hours of prac­ticing something new are always the most frustrating. That’s why it’s difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. It’s so much easier to watch TV or surf the web . . . In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition— how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct com­plex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By complet­ing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you’ll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. Kaufman personally field-tested the meth­ods in this book. You’ll have a front row seat as he develops a personal yoga practice, writes his own web-based computer programs, teaches himself to touch type on a nonstandard key­board, explores the oldest and most complex board game in history, picks up the ukulele, and learns how to windsurf. Here are a few of the sim­ple techniques he teaches: Define your target performance level: Fig­ure out what your desired level of skill looks like, what you’re trying to achieve, and what you’ll be able to do when you’re done. The more specific, the better. Deconstruct the skill: Most of the things we think of as skills are actually bundles of smaller subskills. If you break down the subcompo­nents, it’s easier to figure out which ones are most important and practice those first. Eliminate barriers to practice: Removing common distractions and unnecessary effort makes it much easier to sit down and focus on deliberate practice. Create fast feedback loops: Getting accu­rate, real-time information about how well you’re performing during practice makes it much easier to improve. Whether you want to paint a portrait, launch a start-up, fly an airplane, or juggle flaming chain­saws, The First 20 Hours will help you pick up the basics of any skill in record time . . . and have more fun along the way.

Exploring Music Teacher s annotated edition

Author : Richard C. Berg
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Exploring Roots Music

Author : Nolan Porterfield
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From its beginnings in the early 1920s, commercial country music--as performed on stage, on records, radio, and in movies--became an increasingly pervasive and lively part of American life, yet some forty years passed before it was given serious attention by writers, historians, scholars, and students of national culture. The first publication founded for promoting the systematic research and recognition of country music was the John Edwards Memorial Foundation (JEMF) Quarterly at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1965. Over time, the JEMF Quarterly brought to light the lives and careers of dozens of pioneer musicians, including Alfred G. Karnes, the Carter Family, Riley Puckett, and Buell Kazee, along with details of early commercial radio operations, the sources of many traditional songs, and the reproduction of historical documents. In addition, the early work of many contributors who later became known as major scholars in the field-Archie Green, Charles Wolfe, Norm Cohen, Simon J. Bonner, and Loyal Jones among others-appeared on the pages of the JEMF Quarterly during its 19 years in publication. Exploring Roots Music reprints twenty-seven representative articles published in the JEMF Quarterly over the years, until it ceased publication in 1985. It also includes many illustrations and an introduction that seeks to place the journal in historical perspective and illuminate its central importance to the study of American culture.

More Making Books By Hand

Author : Peter Thomas
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DIVThis must-have book for newcomers to the popular art of bookmaking teaches all the basics and features easy and interesting projects that allow self-expression and experimentation. More experienced bookmakers and paper enthusiasts will also note that it offers a wealth of practical tips and techniques in one handy resource. All the basic bookmaking techniques include lots of specialized tips. Simple book structures, miniature books, and a wide variety of projects that highlight themes such as travel, music, even wearable books -- a book necklace and earrings -- provide creative variations on traditional ideas. The authors share innovative, unique, and previously unpublished binding structures that incorporate scrolls, flaps, folders, and more. In addition, some book projects are made from unusual materials or found objects, such as a book out of a ukulele, a real accordion book, a book diorama in a cigar box, and other experimental creations. /div

Exploring music

Author : Richard Charles Berg
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