Alistair Wood

Ukulele for Dummies


Main Details
Series For Dummies
Author Alistair Wood
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Copyright Holder John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Printed and Bound by TJ International*
Project Editor/Coordinator/Director Steve Edwards
Commissioning Editor Mike Baker (2)
Assistant Editor Ben Kemble
Development Editor Andy Finch
Copy Editor Kate O'Leary
Technical Editor Arch Larizza
Proofreader Charlie Wilson
Production Director/Manager Daniel Mersey
Copyright Holder (Cover/Jacket Art) iStock
Copyright Holder (Cover/Jacket Art) David Cannings-Bushell
Illustrator Rich Tennant
Project Editor/Coordinator/Director Kristie Rees
Layout by/Layout Coordinator Samantha K. Cherolis
Layout by/Layout Coordinator Lavonne Roberts
Layout by/Layout Coordinator Corrie Socolovitch
Indexer Potomac Indexing, LLC
Photography Max Cisotti
Proofreader Jessica Kramer
Review by Jennifer Bingham
Identifying Codes
ISBN 978-470-97799-6
Printer's Key 10 9 8 7 6
Barcode 9 780470 977966
EAN 5 52499
Price £15.99 UK
Price $24.99 US
Price $29.99 CN
Format Paperback + CD
Page Count 338 pages
Language English
Chapters Introduction

Part I: Introducing Ukulele Basics
Chapter 1: Exploring the Ukilele
Chapter 2: Tuning Up to Sound Great
Chapter 3: Discovering How to Handle Your Ukulele

Part II: Starting Out With Chords and Strumming
Chapter 4: Playing Your First Ukulele and Songs
Chapter 5: Drumming Up More Strumming Patterns
Chapter 6: Meeting the Chords and Their Families

Part III: Picking and Single-Note Playing
Chapter 7: Getting to Grips with Tabs and Notation
Chapter 8: Discovering Fingerpicking Patterns
Chapter 9: Combining Melodies and Chords When Playing Solo
Chapter 10: Picking Up Some Soloing Techniques

Part IV: Discovering Genres and Styles
Chapter 11: Rocking Out With Your Uke
Chapter 12: Playing the Blues to Lift Your Spirits
Chapter 13: Saying 'Aloha' to the Hawaiian Style
Chapter 14: Jazzing Up Your Uke Playing
Chapter 15: Strumming Up the Jawaiian Style
Chapter 16: Getting Classy: Classical Masterpieces for Ukulele

Part V: Buying and Looking After Your Ukulele
Chapter 17: Weighing Up Your Options When Buying a Ukulele
Chapter 18: Splashing Out on Essentials and Accessories
Chapter 19: Restringing, Maintaining and Adjusting Your Uke

Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 20: Ten (Plus) Ukulele Players to Know
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Get Involved in the Ukulele Scene
Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Tips for Improving Your Playing

Part VII: Appendixes
Appendix A: Chord Charts
Appendix B: Reading Standard Musical Notation
Appendix C: Audio Tracks



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