This is the book that will bring the underground movement into the mainstream.The first half of the book delves into the rich history of this eccentric little instrument, from its birth in Hawaii to its popularity across the world, with a ...
Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: A&C Black
The ukulele has gone from strength to strength in recent years, undergoing a massive resurgence. You can hear the uke all over the place, from trendster indie rock to top ten pop songs, from unshakeable TV ads to YouTube megahits. And this obsession shows no sign of abating - all over the country people are picking up a ukulele and starting to strum, at home, in classes and down at the pub. Schools are even replacing the faithful recorder with a jazzy, inexpensive uke. Famous idlers Gavin Pretor-Pinney and Tom Hodgkinson have spent hours idling away on their ukuleles to produce the ultimate uke handbook: an illustrated guide to its history crossed with a how-to guide and songbook. This is the book that will bring the underground movement into the mainstream. The first half of the book delves into the rich history of this eccentric little instrument, from its birth in Hawaii to its popularity across the world, with a timeline from 1879 to today and a ukulele hall of fame that includes George Formby, Hawaiian legend Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and YouTube ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro. Then on to the practicalities: the anatomy of the ukulele, which uke to buy, how to play it, how to strum, pick, read chord charts and tune the strings. Once you know all this, you can get playing the songbook, which includes a wide spread of songs from medieval lays and nursery rhymes to blues and rock 'n roll. Beautiful presentation and tab notation make reading the music easy, even for beginners. With the highest production values, a light touch and an irresistible instrument at centre stage, this book is a must-have for all aspiring Formbys.
Since its introduction to Hawai‘i in 1879, the ‘ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical joke; a highly sought-after collectible; a cheap airport souvenir; a lucrative industry; and the product of a remarkable synthesis of western and Pacific cultures. The ‘Ukulele: A History explores all of these facets, placing the instrument for the first time in a broad historical, cultural, and musical context. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, Jim Tranquada and John King tell the surprising story of how an obscure four-string folk guitar from Portugal became the national instrument of Hawai’i, of its subsequent rise and fall from international cultural phenomenon to “the Dangerfield of instruments,” and of the resurgence in popularity (and respect) it is currently enjoying among musicians from Thailand to Finland. The book shows how the technologies of successive generations (recorded music, radio, television, the Internet) have played critical roles in popularizing the ‘ukulele. Famous composers and entertainers (Queen Liliuokalani, Irving Berlin, Arthur Godfrey, Paul McCartney, SpongeBob SquarePants) and writers (Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, P. G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie) wind their way through its history—as well as a host of outstanding Hawaiian musicians (Ernest Kaai, George Kia Nahaolelua, Samuel K. Kamakaia, Henry A. Peelua Bishaw). In telling the story of the ‘ukulele, Tranquada and King also present a sweeping history of modern Hawaiian music that spans more than two centuries, beginning with the introduction of western melody and harmony by missionaries to the Hawaiian music renaissance of the 1970s and 1980s.
Whatever point of view you take, one thing you can't ignore about the Ukulele is that it's fun. It originally comes from Hawaii which is, after all, a pretty fun place. To be even more exact it arrived in Honolulu aboard a ship called ...
Author: Alex Davis
Publisher: Faber Music Ltd
The Ukulele Chordlist is the essential chord book for ukulele players of every level, and the perfect companion to Faber Music's best-selling Ukulele Playlist series. Contains: A massive collection of chords grouped by key Multiple voicings for every chord Instant, easy chord reference Chord shapes suitable for every style of music Easy to read diagrams in a variety of fret positions Handy chord sequence suggestions Moveable chord shapes
Few instruments just shout out “fun” like the ukulele! It's both readily portable and incredibly versatile. Sure, you can play “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” on it (if you're in a silly or nostalgic mood), but you can also rock out on ...
Author: David Hodge
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.
Budding interest in the 'ukulele and Hawaiian music blossomed after the premiere of Walter Morosco's production of The Bird of Paradise, a play by Richard Walton Tully, which opened in Los Angeles in the early Fall of 1911.
Author: JOHN KING
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
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 strumming as played by the Father of the ukulele, Ernest Ka'ai. the CD contains all 22 pieces expertly performed by Mr. King.
MORE UKULELE BOOKS FROM FABER MUSIC Ukulele Playlist: The Blue Book Ukulele Playlist: The Yellow Book Ukulele Playlist: The Red Book Ukulele Playlist: The White Book Ukulele Playlist: Christmas Ukulele Playlist: The Black Book (Rock) ...
Publisher: Faber Music Ltd
" The Ukulele Rock Playlist: Black Book presents over 30 classic rock songs especially arranged for the ukulele from artists such as Green Day, Whitesnake, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, The Kinks, Queen, Spinal Tap and many more, including full lyrics, strumming patterns and ukulele chord diagrams. This is the full eBook edition in fixed-layout format. Contents: All Day And All Of The Night (The Kinks) Basket Case (Green Day) Don't Look Back Into The Sun (The Libertines) Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) Get It On (T. Rex) Here I Go Again (Whitesnake) Hounds Of Love (Futureheads) I Love Rock N' Roll (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts) I Want To Break Free (Queen) The Jean Genie (David Bowie) Last Nite (The Strokes) Lithium (Nirvana) Live And Let Die (Wings) Lucky (Radiohead) Monster (The Automatic) My Sharona (The Knack) Paranoid (Black Sabbath) Real Wild Child (Wild One) (Iggy Pop) Rebel Yell (Billy Idol) Rock DJ (Robbie Williams) Rock Star (Nickelback) Rockin' All Over The World (Status Quo) School's Out (Alice Cooper) Senses Working Overtime (XTC) Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (The Ramones) Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) Teenage Kicks (The Undertones) Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight (Spinal Tap) Turning Japanese (The Vapors) We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals) "
Neither did I find—but in late July at a pawnshop in downtown Los Angeles I found a ukulele on sale for $25 and, on an impulse, bought it with traveler's checks. What a brilliant impulse! The uke was a Martin—so I had bought the finest ...
Author: IAN WHITCOMB
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
A wonderful tribute to the ukulele and its leading advocates, past and present.Contains seventeen classics and eight new tunes as well as an in-depth historical essay illustrated with original sheet music covers. Classic selections include: Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula; Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?; All That I Ask of You Is Love; They're Wearing 'Em Higher in Hawaii; Sierra Sue; Any Time; Pasadena; Somebody Stole My Gal; Blue; and more. All tunes are shown with complete lyrics and chord diagrams. Includes a select discography of audio's featuring ukulele artists and a list of uke web sites. Most of the songs heard in the feature film Stanley's Gig (2000) starring Faye Dunaway can be found in this book. Includes access toonline audio
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Author: MEL BAY
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Presents tuning, proper positioning, basic chords (C tuning) and folk songs for strumming and singing. Very easy to comprehend, even for the absolute beginner. the book teaches rhythm accompaniment in several meters. Each song includes lyrics and a suggested strumming pattern. A companion video is available and recommended to ensure accuracy and ease of learning.
virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro says something that makes a lot of sense to many ukulele players: 'One of the things I love about being a ukulele player is that no matter where I go in the world to play, the audience has such low expectations ...
Author: Alistair Wood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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 Dummies.com, 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.
(Music Sales America). The ideal gift for the beginning player! This "deck" of cards includes over 40 essential ukulele chords presented in tab and full-color photos so you can see exactly where to place your fingers.
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
(Music Sales America). The ideal gift for the beginning player! This "deck" of cards includes over 40 essential ukulele chords presented in tab and full-color photos so you can see exactly where to place your fingers. View the front of each Ukulele Chord Deck card to see the shape and fingerings illustrated on a life-size fingerboard, then turn the card over to find the chord written in tablature, showing the frets, strings, and scale degrees and a full-color photo of the chord being played on a real ukulele. It's simply everything you need to start strumming favorite tunes today!
Thomas Balinger The Ukulele Songbook 50 All Time Classics -------------------- New edition 2018 ! -------------------- This book features 50 songs known and loved the world over, arranged for Ukulele.
Author: Thomas Balinger
Thomas Balinger The Ukulele Songbook 50 All Time Classics This book features 50 songs known and loved the world over, arranged for Ukulele. From Amazing grace" and Camptown races" to Banks of the Ohio" or Scarborough fair": songs every Ukulele player simply has to know! Arranged for Ukulele in C tuning (G-C-E-A). Each song features: - melody in standard notation and tablature - chord symbols for all instruments - complete lyrics and - chord diagrams for Ukulele. A handy compendium of the most basic chords and easy strumming patterns for song accompaniment truly makes this the Ukulele players' indispensable companion! Songs 1. Amazing grace 2. Jingle Bells 3. Down by the riverside 4. Yankee Doodle 5. For he's a jolly good fellow 6. My Bonnie lies over the ocean 7. Oh Susanna 8. Old McDonald had a farm 9. Go, tell it on the mountain 10. Deck the halls 11. Auld lang syne 12. Aura Lee 13. Clementine 14. Ma come balli bene bimba 15. Careless love 16. House of the rising sun 17. When the saints go marchin' in 18. She'll be coming round the mountain 19. Michael, row the boat ashore 20. Tom Dooley 21. Little brown jug 22. Swing low, sweet chariot 23. Good night, Ladies 24. The yellow rose of Texas 25. Twinkle, twinkle little Star 26. Give me that old time religion 27. Scarborough Fair 28. Joshua fit the battle of Jericho 29. Ode an die Freude 30. The John B. sails 31. Buffalo Gals 32. Wayfaring stranger 33. The streets of Laredo 34. Guten Abend, gut' Nacht 35. I'm on my way 36. La donna e mobile 37. Banks of the Ohio 38. We wish you a merry Christmas 39. Barcarole 40. Home on the range 41. Morning has broken 42. Kum ba yah 43. What shall we do with the drunken sailor 44. Skip to my Lou 45. Camptown Races 46. The wild rover 47. The water is wide 48. Barbara Allen 49. Day-O (Banana Boat Song) 50. Nobody knows the trouble
The Ukulele Christmas Songbook has thirty of the most loved holiday favorites arranged for beginner to intermediate ukulelists.
Author: Brent Robitaille
Publisher: Kalymi Music
The Ukulele Christmas Songbook has thirty of the most loved holiday favorites arranged for beginner to intermediate ukulelists. Each song is shown in lead sheet format, meaning the melody, lyrics, and chords are included. The melodies have both ukulele tablature and notation, and each song includes chord diagrams showing the finger placement. Twenty songs have a more advanced fingerstyle arrangement for players looking for a fuller-sounding chord melody with chords and melody together. There is also a useful 30+ page ukulele reference section for players wishing to expand their ukulele knowledge. This reference section includes a chord library of the most common ukulele chords, strumming and fingerpicking patterns, chord and arpeggio fingerboard diagrams in every key, and a collection of ukulele scales and scale patterns to warm-up your fingers.
The Uke Like The Pros Master The Ukulele 1 by Terry Carter is a comprehensive ukulele method book that is perfect for the beginner to intermediate player.
Author: Terry Carter
The Uke The Pros Master The Ukulele 1 by Terry Carter is a comprehensive ukulele method book that is perfect for the beginner to intermediate player. You will learn the foundations of strumming, chords, and songs in the style of artists such as IZ, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Vance Joy and many more; get a full introduction to Blues rhythm where you will learn shuffle blues, straight blues, blues-rock, slow blues, and jazz blues; challenge yourself with scales and advanced strum patterns such as the triplet strum and the rasgueado. As a ukulele player does this sound familiar? I don't know where to start? Switching chords is hard? I've tried learning on my own but I'm stuck? Uke Like The Pros has the solution for you. Master The Ukulele 1 will show you exactly where to start with step-by-step lessons that will show you the chords necessary to play your favorite songs, help you switch chords faster, help you develop amazing right hand technique by building strength, speed, and dexterity and master the different strum patterns used in your favorite pop, rock, jazz, blues, reggae, 'island', country, and fingerstyle. Master The Ukulele 1 will make you a better and more confident ukulele player whether you want to play your favorite songs, write your own songs, play with friends, jam at the beach, or just have a good time in the comfort of your home.
The uke came in from Hawaii and was heard by one and all. Additional Lyrics 5. The voice of Jiminy Cricket was a ukulele player so fine. Konter flew one to the North Pole, Lyle Ritz played jazz for a time. "On The Beach At Waikiki” ...
Author: Jim Beloff
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Fake Book). Now baritone ukulele players can enjoy the Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition songbook. This super collection features all the same songs from the Leap Year Edition in the original keys but with baritone ukulele chord grids (DGBE tuning). Have fun strumming 366 well-known songs from the 1950s through today, by artists such as Carole King, Elton John, the Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and others, plus favorites from movies, Broadway, Motown and more. Like all of the Daily Ukulele songbooks, the arrangements feature melody, lyrics and ukulele chord grids in uke-friendly keys. A special "Ukulele 101" section, a chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos round out the fun, all with a spiral binding for ease of use. Tunes include: Ain't No Sunshine * Anticipation * Bubbly * Calendar Girl * Come Monday * Falling Slowly * Hallelujah * I Got You Babe * Lean On Me * Moondance * Route 66 * Sweet Caroline * We Are the World * Y.M.C.A. * and scores more! The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition for Baritone Ukulele offers ukulele fun all year long even on February 29th!
Answer: they all play the ukulele and now, with this easy step-by-step guide, you can too! With just this book and your ukulele in hand, you’ll learn basic music skills, how to care for your instrument, and how to play some simple tunes.
Author: Dan Scanlan
Publisher: Adams Media
Learn to play the ukulele with this beginner’s guide that features information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge. What do George Clooney, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling and James Franco all have in common? Answer: they all play the ukulele and now, with this easy step-by-step guide, you can too! With just this book and your ukulele in hand, you’ll learn basic music skills, how to care for your instrument, and how to play some simple tunes. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends with spontaneous singalongs, or just want to strum solo, How to Play Ukulele is the perfect entryway to the wonderful world of ukulele.
For those of you who have played a musical instrument, or total beginners who have always longed to play, this book, along with a ukulele, is your key to musical health and happiness. In The Daily Ukulele: Baritone Edition, ...
Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: Hal Leonard
(Fake Book). Now baritone ukulele players can have fun every day, too! Strum a different song every day with easy arrangements of 365 of your favorite songs in one big songbook! The Daily Ukulele features ukulele arrangements with melody, lyrics and uke chord grids and are in ukulele-friendly keys that are particularly suited for groups of one to one hundred to play and sing. Includes favorites by the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan, folk songs, pop songs, kids' songs, Christmas carols and Broadway and Hollywood tunes, all with a spiral binding for ease of use. Also features a Tips & Techniques section, chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos and art throughout. The Daily Ukulele offers ukulele fun all year long!
For those of you who have played a musical instrument, or total beginners who have always longed to play, this book, along with a ukulele, is your key to musical health and happiness. In The Daily Ukulele you'll find easy arrangements ...
Author: Jim Beloff
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Ukulele). Strum a different song every day with easy arrangements of 365 of your favorite songs in one big songbook! The Daily Ukulele features ukulele arrangements with melody, lyrics and uke chord grids and are in ukulele-friendly keys that are particularly suited for groups of one to one hundred to play and sing. Includes favorites by the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan, folk songs, pop songs, kids' songs, Christmas carols and Broadway and Hollywood tunes, all with a spiral binding for ease of use. Also features a Tips & Techniques section, chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos and art throughout. The Daily Ukulele offers ukulele fun all year long!
This is the first fully documented account of the history of the Ukulele as an iconic element of Hawaiian culture.
Author: Jim Tranquada
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
This is the first fully documented account of the history of the Ukulele as an iconic element of Hawaiian culture. The authors discuss the evolution of ukulele as a musical instrument from the origin in Madeira Island and also its central role in the diffusion of Hawaiian music in the United States. The work goes much beyond the usual ukulele as collectible approach and places the instrument in its social, political, and cultural contexts of Western Europe, Hawaii, and the US Mainland.
Beginning Aloout the loook This book is the ideal introduction to one of today's most popular little instruments. Versatile and adaptable, the ukulele has been around since the late nineteenth century and is now enjoying a remarkable ...
Author: Tim Fulston
Publisher: Chester Music
Ukulele From The Beginning is a great collection of favourite songs specially chosen for primary school-age children starting to learn the instrument! No previous knowledge of music is necessary for pupils... or the teacher! Just master the easy-to-play chord shapes and sing along! Ukulele from the beginning is an ideal introduction to this great little instrument and in no time at all the whole class will be playing and accompanying themselves! They'll soon want to learn more!