Ukulele Exercises For Dummies

Author(s): Brett McQueen

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Take your ukulele playing to the next level - fast! - with hundreds of fun exercises, drills and practice tunes You have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and now you're ready to do something with it. You're in luck: Ukulele Exercises For Dummies helps you become a better player. This lay-flat, practice-based book focuses on the skills that entry-level players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creating music in no time that include: * Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms *Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggio exercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces *Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting your own rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos *Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything from the classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues! *Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in the book, providing you with a self-contained practice package No matter if you're a beginning ukulele player or you're wanting to stretch and improve your chops, Ukulele Exercises For Dummies puts you on your way to becoming a ukulele extraordinaire!


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Brett McQueen is a musician, songwriter and the founder of, one of the most popular ukulele sites in the world, where he provides audio, video, and written instructional material (along with personalised feedback) to freshly minted ukulele fans everywhere. Alistair Wood is the man (the myth and the legend) behind and the author of Ukulele For Dummies.

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Ukulele Exercises 7 Chapter 1: Preparing to Practise9 Chapter 2: Warming Up for Practice 15 Part II: Becoming a Better Strummer 23 Chapter 3: Foundations For Strumming 25 Chapter 4: Building a Repertoire of Strumming Patterns 33 Chapter 5: Taking Strumming Patterns to a Higher Level 55 Chapter 6: Refining Advanced Strumming Techniques 73 Part III: Becoming a Better Fingerpicker 89 Chapter 7: Examining Fingerpicking Technique 91 Chapter 8: Developing Rhythmic Fingerpicking Patterns 97 Chapter 9: Improving Your Solo Fingerpicking Skills 117 Chapter 10: Taking a Deeper Look at Single-Note Fingerpicking Techniques 135 Part IV: Mastering the Ukulele Fretboard 151 Chapter 11: Learning the Fretboard with Major Scales 153 Chapter 12: Taking On Three Minor Scales 177 Chapter 13: Commanding the Fretboard with Chords 197 Chapter 14: Using Scales to Solo and Improvise 213 Part V: The Part of Tens 229 Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Improve Your Practice Times 231 Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Every Performing Ukulele Player 235

General Fields

  • : 9781118506851
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Limited
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Limited
  • : 0.644
  • : March 2013
  • : 271mm X 206mm X 16mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2013
  • : books

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  • : Brett McQueen
  • : Paperback
  • : 2019
  • : English
  • : 787.89193
  • : 240
  • : Illustrationsstrations