Uketree Records presents Hawaiian Style Ukulele for beginning and intermediate players. Each Hawaiian standard includes complete musical notation, fingering charts, Hawaiian lyrics, and accompanying English translations! Book 1 also includes sections on identifying the parts of the ukulele, tuning, a quick explanation on strumming and picking, the vamp, and an ukulele chord chart. When you?ve mastered the songs, play along to the CD by Uketree musicians Tyler Gilman, Yu Ishizaki, Ken Nishimoto, Jody Kamisato, Masako Nishimoto, Emily Nishimoto, and Julie Nishimoto!
Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method 1 features clear, well-paced instruction that makes learning the ukulele easy and fun. This book covers all the necessities, including how to hold your ukulele, tuning your ukulele, right- and left-hand techniques, the basics of reading music, chords, strumming patterns, songs, and how to read TAB. CD and DVD components are available. Titles include Aloha Oe, The Sloop John B., Over the Rainbow and many others.
This book and accompanying audio offer an in-depth look at how to add
accompaniment and embellishments to melodies on the hammered dulcimer.
The material covered in this book illustrates how to enhance simple
melodies to showcase their inherent musicality. Full of illustrations,
examples, preparatory exercises and easy-to-play arrangements, this book
is sure to bring new character to your playing. It begins by
explaining, in simple terms, how and why harmony works and teaches the
solutions to the common exceptions you will encounter. By the end, you
will be able to apply the four most common methods dulcimer players use
to add accompaniments to melodies. Note-for-note transcriptions of fully
arranged songs from the author's own repertoire are also included.