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Here is what Peter Rhee said about my (Curt Sheller) books.
"Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!" - Peter Rhee
“To me music theory is to music as physics is to the universe. It can be super complex or quite simple.”Larry Wyatt, As the music teacher at Westside Elementary School, Hood River, Oregon, USA Larry developed a wildly successful school ukulele program.
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Here is what Chuck Anderson says about formal study:
The Value of Formal Music Study
Should you study music with a teacher or should you "wing" it on your own? This question always comes up in this type of discussion about music.
An objective assessment of the two alternative approaches leads me invariably towards the formal route. Why? Because without guidance, there is a tendency to go in circles, What do you practice, when do you move to the next topic? When are you doing something wrong? How do you practice what doesn't exist to you?
Many complain about time as a factor leading to the decision not to study. I would suggest that exactly the opposite is true. Those with less time need the efficiency of study. Without it, there's a tendency to "practice" what you're already good at. Study ensures that you will be working on your weaknesses. The results of self teaching are obvious. A player may get good at one thing but have blatant weaknesses in another.
If you use famous players in the past as your justification for not studying, you'd be wrong! Wes Montgomery was self taught - there's your justification. But is it? Wes was self taught because there were no teachers at that time. I don't mean no qualified teachers. I mean no teachers. Wes told me "Make sure you study. Don't do what I did."
Chuck Anderson - www.ChuckAndersonGuitar.com
Ukulele Club and Teacher discounts are available for all ukulele and guitar books by Curt Sheller. Curt Sheller Publications is a small publishing company, basically me. I can work directly with teachers and ukulele clubs. I offer a 20% discount when ordering multiple copies of any title by me, Curt Sheller.
As a private music/instrument teacher myself, I know the importance of supplementing your teaching income with performance and product sales. Selling books or writing your own book or books, which I can help with, is a great way to earn some extra income.
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