Ukulele For Dummies
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Get a Grip on the Latest Craze with UKULELE FOR DUMMIES®
The ukulele became a huge hit in the 1920s as must-have prop for silent film stars such as Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, and Clara Bow. Now, decades later, the ukulele is back! Pop culture has recently embraced virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and ukulele recordings from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. For aspiring musicians and instructors interested in adding the instrument to their curricula, the ubiquitous For Dummies® series offers Ukulele For Dummies (Wiley, 978-0-470-97799-6, August 2011), a practical guide to the basics—from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger-picking.
The book is available as an enhanced E-book and print book with CD-ROM. The E-book contains 30 in-line instructional videos, while the print version includes a CD with audio tracks of the entire musical notation in the book—creating a total musical instruction package. Aspiring players will receive instruction in a variety of styles (pop, folk, holiday favorites, Hawaiian music, and more), in addition to a buying guide with tips on purchasing a ukulele plus other necessary accessories.
Ukulele For Dummies is written by Alistair Wood, a ukulele player, transcriber, arranger and the owner of ukulelehunt.com, one of the most popular ukulele sites on the Internet.
For a closer look at the book, read Chapter 1