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Alfred Ukulele Method Complete Edition

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Beginning Ukulele, Intermediate Ukulele, and Mastering Ukulele together in one complete, comprehensive instruction book dedicated to revealing the secrets of the ukulele!

Anyone interested in playing ukulele can pick up this fun, well-paced method and get started right away. Learn everything you need to know, including chords, strumming, picking, basic music theory, and reading tablature (TAB) and standard music notation. Featuring practice tips and other important issues for the beginning ukulelist, this comprehensive edition takes you from the absolute beginner level up to advanced chords and chord-melody playing. Play classics like "Amazing Grace," "Greensleeves," "When the Saints Go Marching In," and "The Star-Spangled Banner," and develop your skills to include jazz improvisation. Whether you are just starting to play ukulele or are an advanced player looking to improve your playing, this is the one book you need. Guitarists looking to expand their musical horizons will also find this to be the perfect introduction to the ukulele.

Features
  • Examples in easy-to-read TAB and standard music notation
  • Large chord and scale diagrams
  • Plenty of fun examples to play in a variety of musical styles
  • Lessons on classic ukulele strums, such as the split strum, triple strum, and triple burst strum
  • All essential left-hand ukulele techniques, including hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides
  • Includes online audio with over 150 minutes of demonstrations by ukulele virtuoso Daniel Ho.

    Table of Contents:
    • BEGINNING UKULELE
    • About the Authors
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1---Getting Started
    • Lesson 1: Know Your Uke
    • Lesson 2: Reading Tablature
    • Mary Had a Border Collie
    • Lesson 3: The Notes on the Fretboard
    • Chapter 2---Strum, Strum, Strum
    • Lesson 1: Your First Chords
    • Lesson 2: Changing Chords
    • Lesson 3: Play Some Real Songs
    • Oh! Susanna
    • When the Saints Go Marching In
    • Lesson 4: Spice Up Your Strumming
    • Lesson 5: More Chords More Chords
    • My Dear, Dear Mama from Madeira
    • Wai O Ke Aniani (Crystal Water)
    • Lesson 6: Minor Chords
    • It's Only a Minor Inconvenience
    • Lesson 7: Waltz Time 3/4
    • Amazing Grace
    • Lesson 8: Right-Hand Tools and Techniques
    • Chapter 3---Reading Standard Music Notation
    • Lesson 1: The Notes and the Staff
    • Lesson 2: The Natural Notes on the 3rd and 2nd Strings
    • Lesson 3: Time
    • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
    • Lesson 4: Rests
    • Lesson 5: Dotted Half Notes
    • When the Saints Go Marching In
    • Lesson 6: Natural Notes on the 1st String
    • Lesson 7: The C Major Scale
    • Lesson 8: Eighth Notes (Of Course)
    • Lesson 9: Dotted Quarter Notes
    • Ode to Joy
    • Lesson 10: Sharps and Flats
    • Raised by Gypsies
    • Lesson 11: Accidentals in a Key Signature
    • Red River Valley
    • Lesson 12: Ties
    • King on the Beach
    • Lesson 13: Navigating a Musical Map
    • Chapter 4---Theory Without Fear, or a Little Knowledge Can Get You Jamming
    • Lesson 1: The Major Scale Is Your Measuring Stick
    • Lesson 2: The Circle of 5ths
    • Lesson 3: Intervals Are Your Building Blocks
    • Lesson 4: Harmony and Chords
    • Chapter 5---Old-Time Ukulele and Backing Up Fiddle Tunes
    • Lesson 1: Strum Patterns and a Tune in G
    • This Hammer's Too Heavy
    • Lesson 2: Accenting the Backbeat, the E and E7 Chords, and Sally Ann in A
    • Sally Ann
    • Lesson 3: Fiddle Tune Form and Soldier's Joy in D
    • Soldier's Joy
    • Chapter 6---Old School: The Swingin' Ukulele
    • Lesson 1: How to Swing
    • Lesson 2: Sixes and Sevens and Chords
    • Lesson 3: The Circle of 5ths Progression
    • How Will I Ever Learn to Charleston If I Can't Even Tie My Own Shoes?
    • Lesson 4: The Triple Strum
    • The Secret Handshake Rag
    • Lesson 5: The Triple Burst Strum
    • Hitch in My Git-Along Rag
    • Chapter 7---Rocking Out the Uke
    • Lesson 1: The Syncopated Strum
    • My Feet Hurt (Oy! Sole Blisters!)
    • Autoharp Sale (Replace Old Zithers!)
    • Dreams of Summer on a Gloomy Day (Haze, Cold, Misters)
    • Lesson 2: Adding Percussion with Mute Strokes
    • Lesson 3: Moveable Chord Forms, or How I Learned to Be My Own Chord Dictionary
    • In My Spare Time with No Money Down!
    • Lesson 4: Using Moveable Chords, Left-Hand Mute Strokes, Reggae, and Soul
    • Who Wants a Cool Beverage?
    • Uke Got Soul
    • Chapter 8---Taking It Home: Island Style
    • Aloha 'Oe
    • Lesson 1: New Strums
    • Hula for Ho'opi'i
    • Chapter 9---Ukulele Blues
    • Lesson 1: The 12-Bar Blues
    • Lesson 2: Memorizing the 12-Bar Blues
    • Lesson 3: The Blues Shuffle Rhythm
    • Shufflin' Through the Blues in A
    • Lesson 4: The Minor Pentatonic Scale
    • Lesson 5: Transposition
    • Lesson 6: Transposing the Blues and the Minor Pentatonic Scale
    • 12-Bar Blues in C (a Bouncy C!)
    • Lesson 7: Blues in a Minor Key
    • Nunmoor Blues: A 12-Bar Blues in A Minor
    • Chapter 10---Introduction to Fingerstyle
    • Lesson 1: The Right-Hand Position
    • Lesson 2: Arpeggio Pattern T-I-M-A
    • Hi'ilawe
    • Lesson 3: Middle and Ring Fingers Together
    • Lesson 4: Fingerpicking in 3/4
    • Lesson 5: Alternating-Thumb Pattern T-I-T-M
    • Ukaleidoscope
    • Chapter 11---Getting Ready for the Next Level
    • Musical Expression
    • Appendix
    • Low-G Tuning
    • How to Practice
    • Organizing a Practice Session
    • Buy a Metronome
    • Conclusion and Resources for Further Study
    • INTERMEDIATE UKULELE
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1---The World A'Chording to Uke
    • Lesson 1: Theory and Major Triad Inversions
    • Lesson 2: Minor Inversions
    • Lesson 3: Diminished and Augmented Triads
    • Lesson 4: Dominant 7th Chords
    • Lesson 5: Diminished 7th Chords
    • Lesson 6: I-IV-V Progressions Using Moveable Shapes
    • Louie's Wild Thing
    • Lesson 7: I-vi-ii-V
    • There Must Be Fifty Ways (to Leave the Fifties)
    • There Must Be Fifty Ways (to Leave the Fifties) in F
    • Lesson 8: i-VII-VI
    • All Along the Stairway
    • All Along the Stairway in D Minor
    • Chapter 2---Expanding Your Groove Palette
    • Lesson 1: Groove Concepts
    • Lesson 2: Rhythms Using Triplets
    • Lesson 3: 3+3+2
    • Lesson 4: Split Strum
    • Lesson 5: Bo Diddley Beat, or Clave
    • Lesson 6: 3/4 and 6/8 Time Signatures
    • Chapter 3---Kind of Blue
    • Lesson 1: 12-Bar Blues
    • Lesson 2: 16-Bar Blues
    • Lesson 3: 8-Bar Blues
    • Lesson 4: Turnarounds
    • Lesson 5: Circle of 5ths Blues Progressions
    • Salty Dog Blues
    • Lesson 6: Jazzin' the Blues
    • Lesson 7: 16-Bar Ragtime Blues
    • Alice's Red Hot Electric Rag
    • Chapter 4---Melodic Playing
    • Lesson 1: Open-Position Scales
    • Lesson 2: Playing Melodies
    • Amazing Grace
    • Red River Valley
    • Lesson 3: Scales up the Neck
    • Lesson 4: Aura Lee
    • Aura Lee
    • Lesson 5: Oh! Susanna
    • Oh! Susanna
    • Chapter 5---3rds and 6ths
    • Lesson 1: 3rds
    • Ode to Joy (Harmonized in 3rds)
    • Lesson 2: 6ths
    • Ode to Joy (Harmonized in 6ths)
    • Chapter 6---Fingerstyle Uke
    • Lesson 1: Fingerpicking Patterns
    • Lesson 2: Alice's Red Hot Electric Rag (Fingerstyle Version)
    • Alice's Red Hot Electric Rag (Fingerstyle Version)
    • Lesson 3: Banjo Rolls
    • Rolling Down That Long Lonesome Road
    • Lesson 4: Fingerpicking in 3/4 and 6/8 Time
    • Lesson 5: House of the Rising Uke
    • House of the Rising Uke
    • Chapter 7---On the Other Hand: Tricks and Techniques for the Fretting Hand
    • Lesson 1: Hammer-Ons
    • Lesson 2: Pull-Offs
    • Lesson 3: Combining Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
    • Lesson 4: Slides
    • Lesson 5: Bending Strings and Vibrato
    • Lesson 6: Ashgrove (Using Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs)
    • Ashgrove
    • Lesson 7: Sitting on Top of the World (Using Sliding)
    • Sitting on Top of the World
    • Chapter 8---Chord-Melody
    • Lesson 1: Chord-Melody Style
    • Oh! Susanna (Chord-Melody)
    • Lesson 2: Amazing Grace (Chord-Melody)
    • Amazing Grace (Chord-Melody)
    • Lesson 3: Ashgrove (Chord-Melody)
    • Ashgrove (Chord-Melody)
    • Lesson 4: Greensleeves (Chord-Melody)
    • Greensleeves (Chord-Melody)
    • Chapter 9---Getting Jazzy 53
    • Lesson 1: Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz
    • Lesson 2: Has Anybody Seen My Uke? (32-Bar Progression)
    • Has Anybody Seen My Uke?
    • Lesson 3: Uke's Got Rhythm Changes
    • Uke's Got Rhythm
    • Lesson 4: Gypsy Jazz
    • Chapter 10---Let's Jam
    • Lesson 1: Jamming On the Blues
    • Lesson 2: Pentatonic Scales
    • Lesson 3: Soloing Using the Minor Pentatonic Scale
    • Lesson 4: Soloing Using the Major Pentatonic Scale
    • Lesson 5: Combining Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, and Blues Scales in a Solo
    • MASTERING UKULELE
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1---The World A'Chording to Uke
    • Lesson 1: The Harmonized Major Scale
    • Lesson 2: Four Types of 7th Chord Inversions
    • Lesson 3: Major and Minor 6th Inversions
    • Lesson 4: Suspended Chords
    • Lesson 5: What Are All Those Other Numbers, Anyway?
    • Lesson 6: ii-V-I Progression
    • Chapter 2---Arranging Chord-Melody Style up the Neck
    • Lesson 1: Chord Scale
    • Lesson 2: When the Saints Go Marching In (Chord-Melody)
    • When the Saints Go Marching In (Chord-Melody)
    • Lesson 3: The Star-Spangled Banner (Chord-Melody)
    • The Star-Spangled Banner (Chord-Melody)
    • Lesson 4: Jazzin' the Blues (Chord-Melody)
    • Chapter 3---Yet More Strums and Techniques
    • Lesson 1: Reviewing Triples, Bursts, and Split Strums
    • Lesson 2: The Fan Stroke
    • Lesson 3: The Fan Stroke Continued
    • Lesson 4: One-Finger Tremolo
    • Lesson 5: Rasgueados
    • Big Flamenco Workout
    • Chapter 4---Old-School Fancy: Traditional Ragtime, Jazz, and Hawaiian
    • Lesson 1: Aloha 'Oe
    • Aloha 'Oe
    • Lesson 2: Raggin' on 12th Street
    • Raggin' on 12th Street
    • Lesson 3: A Tune in the Formby Style
    • George on Holiday
    • Lesson 4: Autumn Has Left
    • Autumn Has Left
    • Lesson 5: Has Anybody Seen My Uke?
    • Has Anybody Seen My Uke?
    • Lesson 6: A New Triple Strum from the Islands
    • The Breeze Through the Trees Blows with Ease
    • Chapter 5---Scales and Arpeggios: Positions up the Neck
    • Lesson 1: Major Scale Positions
    • Lesson 2: À La Mode
    • Lesson 3: Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales
    • Lesson 4: Arpeggios
    • Lesson 5: Scale and Arpeggio Practice Ideas
    • Chapter 6---Fingerstyle
    • Lesson 1: House of the Rising Sun (Chord-Melody)
    • House of the Rising Sun (Chord-Melody)
    • House of the Rising Sun (Variation 1)
    • House of the Rising Sun (Variation 2)
    • Lesson 2: Cross-String Fingering
    • Lesson 3: Arpeggi-Uke (Cross-String)
    • Arpeggi-Uke (Cross-String)
    • Lesson 4: Cross-String Rag
    • Cross-String Rag
    • Lesson 5: Miss Mcleod's Reel
    • Miss Mcleod's Reel
    • Chapter 7---Rockin' the Uke
    • Lesson 1: Song for George
    • Song for George
    • Lesson 2: Body Percussion
    • Lesson 3: Funky Funk Strumming
    • Lesson 4: Building a Groove by Layers
    • Gloves Off
    • Chapter 8---Jazz Improvisation
    • Lesson 1: Improvising over Dominant 7th Chords
    • Lesson 2: Improvising over Other Types of 7th Chords
    • Chapter 9---World Rhythms and Scales
    • Lesson 1: Odd Time Signatures
    • Lesson 2: Harmonic Minor and Its Modes
    • Lesson 3: Balkan up the Wrong Tree!
    • Balkan up the Wrong Tree!

    Catalog: AL43630
    Publisher: Alfred
    Composer:
    Artist:
    Arranger: Greg Horne, Shana Aisenberg, Daniel Ho
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    Level: Student
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  • SKU:  ae00-9939^AL43630
    Manufacturer Part #:  AL43630

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