The perfect starter set for ukulele! Everything you need to play the uke is included: a high-quality wood ukulele, the Total Ukulele method book with CD, and a pick. The Total Ukulele instructional book makes learning the uke easy and fun! It covers all important subjects for the beginning uke player including rhythm accompaniment, strumming patterns and techniques, fingerpicking techniques and melody playing. The music is presented in notation and tablature and is explained in easy-to-understand terms.
Total Ukelele also covers the basics of music theory, chord exercises and many chord progressions. The companion CD features numerous exercises and eleven popular tunes to listen to or play along. The method book is written for the standard ukulele tuning in D (older tuning). The pitches of the strings are: A, D, F#, and B.
1. The Ukulele Parts Tuning the Ukulele Holding the Ukulele 2. Playing to Notes Rhythmic Notation Pitch Notation Tablature 3. Playing the Melody The Left Hand The Accidentals Sur le Pont d'Avignon Hawaiian Dreams 4. Playing Chords Chord Charts A major Guantanamera D major Isidora G major Aloha Oee Banana Boat Song F major B major C major German folksong E major Jamaican Memories The Uke You Can Use for Playing the Blues 5. Duets A Toy (Francis Cutting) Bourreé from the Lute Suite in E minor (J. S. Bach) 6. Appendix Chord Chart
Looking Ahead Practicing Caring for Your Instrument Attaching New Strings Literature and Web Site Recommendations CD Track List