Creative Keys Ukulele for Children, Book A - O'Brien/Hill - Ukulele - Book

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Author: Christina O'Brien
Editor: James Hill
Format: Book
Instrumentation: Ukulele

The Ukulele for Children series was written to develop music literacy in young children (ages 6 and up), and foster creativity while introducing formal music theory concepts. The songs were written for a ukulele with a low fourth string (linear) tuning in order to expand the melodic range, and introduce note positions on the treble staff and their physical placement on the instrument in a logical way that will make sense to children right away.

The focus of Book A is the open strings, notes and chords that can be played on the second fret, and simple rhythm patterns. From the beginning you will notice the child-centered approach; through the fun characters, short songs, repetition of concepts, hands-on activities, catchy accompaniment tracks, and attractive hand-drawn illustrations. The scope and sequence of this book follows a pace that will provide exciting challenges but not discourage the young student.

The integration of each new concept while reinforcing already learned notes and skills, allows teachers to build and differentiate their lessons to meet the needs of an individual student or a group setting. The introduction of simple chord shapes and strumming allows teachers to add the extra challenge of singing and strumming once the student has mastered the melody picking. It also fosters an environment for duet or ensemble playing and teaches the student to listen as they play.

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Previously, I had used other books to aid in teaching 5 and 6 year old students, but felt they were lacking... Ukulele for Children is a book that covers the bases pedagologically - it explains concepts in an way that's age appropriate that children can easily understand. Children aren't just learning ukulele - they're learning music! The graphics are nicely laid out and the illustrations engaging. The early reception of this book from my students has been great - they really love the characters!\n\nI wholly endorse this book for teaching early learners of not just the ukulele, but music!
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Great interactive book for children!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
This book was written with detail and is engaging for young students.
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Wonderful book for kids!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Best ukulele book as it combines the ukulele and basic music theory. Easy to read, nice bright colours and pictures. An excellent and fun resource for children and teachers!
Posted by Angela on Jun 27, 2021
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The best ukulele method out there!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Royal Vista, Alberta
If you want to teach children how to read notes and rhythms while playing the ukulele, this is the best book out there. I'm looking forward to the release of the next book in the series too.
Posted by Frank on Jun 26, 2021
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