Alfred Publishing Alfred's Self-Teaching Basic Ukulele Course - Manus/Harnsberger/Gunod - Book/CD

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The New, Easy, and Fun Way to Teach Yourself to Play

Authors: Ron Manus, L. C. Harnsberger, and Nathaniel Gunod
Format: Book and CD
Instrumentation: Ukulele
Level: Beginner

Based on the World's Best-Selling Basic Ukulele Method!

Using the same music and fundamentals taught in Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method, easy and user-friendly Study Guide pages have been added to help you easily understand how to play. The Study Guide pages are almost like having a ukulele teacher sitting beside you as you learn the skills needed to perform popular and familiar music. They'll offer explanations, directions, and additional information on music theory, history, and songs and composers. A CD is also included so you can hear how the music sounds and reinforce concepts like rhythm, dynamics, and phrasing.

As a special bonus, a nine-page supplement, Pathways to Becoming a Professional, is included at the end of this book. This essential guide offers invaluable tips to increase your skills as a player and as a performer. Upon completion, you'll be ready to continue lessons with a teacher by using Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method, Book 2.

  • Introduction
  • Study Guides
  • Selecting Your Ukulele
  • The Parts of Your Ukulele
  • How to Hold Your Ukulele
  • The Right Hand: Strumming the Strings
  • Using Your Left Hand
  • How to Tune Your Ukulele
  • Getting Acquainted with Music
  • Reading Tab
  • The First String A
  • Playing with A, B, C
  • Picking
  • Extra Credit
  • Sound Off: How to Count Time
  • Repeat Signs
  • 1st String Blues
  • The Second String E
  • Jammin' on Two Strings
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Blues in C
  • Rockin' Uke
  • The Third String C
  • Jammin' on Three Strings
  • Largo
  • Jingle Bells
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes
  • Introducing B-Flat
  • Aura Lee
  • Three-String Boogie
  • Tempo Signs
  • Quarter Rest
  • Three-Tempo Rockin' Uke
  • Introducing Chords
  • The C7 Chord
  • The F Chord
  • Good Night Ladies
  • Key Signatures
  • Ties
  • Down in the Valley
  • Ode to Joy
  • The C Chord
  • Incomplete Measures
  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  • Tom Dooley
  • Eighth Notes
  • Jammin' with Eighth Notes
  • Dotted Quarter Notes
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Clementine
  • The G7 Chord
  • Aloha 'Oe
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • The Down-and-Up Stroke
  • Love Somebody
  • The Streets of Laredo
  • The Fermata
  • Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
  • Frankie and Johnny
  • 16th Notes
  • The Dotted 8th and 16th
  • Note Rhythm
  • Blues Strum
  • The G Chord
  • The D7 Chord
  • Careless Love
  • Introducing F-Sharp
  • D.C. Al Fine
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Bluegrass Strum
  • Gimme That Old-Time Religion
  • Calypso Strum
  • Mary Ann
  • The Sloop John B
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Bonus Section
  • Pathways to Becoming a Professional
  • Practice
  • How to Prepare for an Audition
  • How to Be the One Everyone Wants in Their Band
  • Rehearsing and Improving the Band
  • How to Get Gigs for the Band
  • The Gig
  • Ukulele Chord Dictionary
  • Ukulele Fingerboard Chart
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