King, John: Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele (+ CD)

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Catalogue No: MLB20250BCD
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ISBN: 978-07866-6915-8
Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele (+ CD)

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Arranger: King, John

Editor: King, John

Department: Folk & World Instruments - Ukulele Songbooks

Publisher: Mel Bay

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Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele presents ukulele music as you have never seen or heard it before. An anthology of pieces selected from the earliest known methods and collections published for the ukulele between 1909 and 1920, Famous Solos and Duets is newly engraved in both standard notation and tablature and contains extensive fingering and performance instructions.

Edited, arranged, and performed by ukulele virtuoso and historian John King, this collection makes the original, classic repertoire of this charming little instrument available to the public for the first time in nearly a century. The Preface, informative and thoroughly researched, places the ukulele and its music in historical context, from its early days in Hawai'i, to its widespread popularity on the Mainland. Showcasing pieces which are both challenging and beautiful, Early Solos and Duets features the music of Queen Lili'uokalani, King Kalakaua, Ernest Ka'ai, Henry Kailimai, George Awai, George Kia Nahaolelua, N. B. Bailey and Vadah Olcott Bickford. Also included in Early Solos and Duets are invaluable instructions for the different styles of strumming as played by the "Father of the ukulele," Ernest Ka'ai. The CD contains all 22 pieces expertly performed by Mr. King.

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Ahi Wela Aloha O'e Aloha Quickstep Banjo Schottische Ei Nei El Recuerdo Funiculi-Funicola Haele Hawai'i Pono'i Hene Hone A Ka Wai Ka Wehi Lauia Leilani Loke Lani Petite Valse Polka-Mazurka Serenade Of The Ukuleles Spanish Fandango The Blue Bells of Scotland Timothy at the Husking Bee Wailana