35 Books for UKULELE

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A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I

Beyond learning basic Ukulele chords most players struggle with advanced chords. Commonly called “jazz” chords, these more sophisticated voicings find a wide use in all forms of music.

A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele presents a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords. Chord dictionaries are not the answer. Even chord theory does not offer any insight into unraveling the complexity of Ukulele chord voicings.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-8-9 | Published: March 2003 | Pages 70

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A Guide to Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele A to Z

The Blues are at the heart of all American music. It has influenced Country, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass and just about every form of American music we listen to today.

26 blues progression in C and G tuning, progressing from basic to advanced jazz progression, with chord grids and substitutions explained.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-4-1 | Published: March 2005 | Pages 80

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A Guide to Ukulele Chords

Covering the basic ukulele chords that ALL ukulele players SHOULD know. Plus, an introduction to movable chord forms, rock chords, how to transpose chords, jazz chords and more.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-7-2 | Published: January 2009 | Pages 54

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A Guide to Ukulele Chords for Lefties

Covering the basic ukulele chords that ALL ukulele players SHOULD know. Plus, an introduction to movable chord forms, rock chords, how to transpose chords, jazz chords and more. FOR LEFTIES.

ISBN-13: 0-9714044-7-X | Published: January 2009 | Pages 54

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A Guide to Ukulele Chords, 2nd Edition

A Guide to Ukulele Chords, Second Edition is designed as a guide to ukulele chords. Covering the basic ukulele chords that ALL ukulele players SHOULD know. A Guide to Ukulele Chords covers movable chord forms, rock chords, how to transpose chords, learning the ukulele fingerboard and includes an introduction to 4-part, a.k.a jazz chords and more...

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-047-8 | Published: November 2011 | Pages 50

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A Guide to Ukulele Strums

Learn a variety of strums and rhythmic patterns in wide range of musical styles.

One of the first skills a ukulele player learns is the art and craft of strumming, playing rhythm. This refers to an accompaniment technique suitable for the singer, singer - songwriter or someone who plays a support role for another instrument.

Strumming requires a specific set of skills:

  • Memorization of chords
  • The ability to switch chords smoothly
  • The ability to choose and execute a suitable rhythmic strum

It's this 3rd skill that is our focus in A Guide to Ukulele Strums and Rhythmic Patterns.

ISBN-13: 78-1-60321-019-5 | Published: July 2008 | Pages 28

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Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Ukulele

An organized collection of daily practice and reference material for the contemporary ukulele player. This material can be used to develop the vocabulary and knowledge necessary for single note playing.

Material includes: Scales, Intervals, Arpeggios and Sequences, the source material for improvisation.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-010-2 | Published: July 2004 | Pages 68

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Edly’s Music Theory for Practical People

Edly’s Music Theory for Practical People is the music theory book that makes learning theory easy and fun. It is written for anyone wanting to understand what’s going on inside music, regardless of musical style or instrument. The writing is clear and informal; friendly and fun. The whimsical illustrations add to the effect.

If in the past you’ve been put off by boring theory books, you owe it to yourself to check this book out. If you thought that learning music theory had to be a nail-biting, hair-pulling affair, or that you didn’t have what it takes to understand how music works, Edly’s will change your mind.

ISBN-13: 978-0966161663 | Published: 2014-07-01 | Pages 196

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Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

Exploring jazz chords using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

Core Chords are the basic set of chords needed to play a wide range of music, in a variety of styles. This set of chords includes basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and the core 4-part “jazz” chords.

This books focuses on the 4-part core “jazz” chords. These jazz” chords are advanced chords that find their way into a wide range of music. 

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-007-2 | Published: January 2007 | Pages 52

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Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style

Fingerstyle or Fingerpicking is the technique of playing by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks.

Fingerpicking for Ukulele - Alternating Thumb Style focuses on the alternating thumb fingerpicking style through a series of graduated lessons-chapters incorporating your index and middle fingers with the alternating thumb.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-080-5 | Published: 2012-11-15 | Pages 53

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Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

Applying harmonic analysis principles with harmonized scale charts for scale selection and chord substitution.

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-2-7 | Published: January 2003 | Pages 90

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Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning

Finally learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard. Learning the notes of your own instrument allows you the flexibility of not having to remember so many shapes. There are way too many chord, scale and notes patterns to remember all the shapes. It all comes down the the notes.

Beyond knowing the names of the open strings most players find it hard to learn the whole fingerboard. You need to know the names of the notes like it’s second nature - just being able to figure them out is too slow.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-021-8 | Published: September 2009 | Pages 20

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Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning

If your goal is to finally learn the names of the notes on the ukulele fingerboard. Then Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning is your answer. Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning, has a step by step approach to finally mastering the ukulele fingerboard.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-023-2 | Published: September 2009 | Pages 20

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Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning

If your goal is to finally learn the names of the notes on the ukulele fingerboard. Then Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning is your answer. Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning, has a step by step approach to finally mastering the ukulele fingerboard

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-022-5 | Published: September 2009 | Pages 20

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Modular Phonetic Rhythm, The Foundation and Workbook 1

Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm. Eliminating many inefficient aspects of rhythm education, Modular Phonetic Rhythm streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.

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QuickStart Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads C Tuning

Scale Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads is a concise, well organized book ideal for any ukulele player beginning to explore the ukulele’s full potential as a musical instrument. Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads keeps a sharp focus on essential arpeggios and their fingerings. All material is covered in every key.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-016-4 | Published: November 2005 | Pages 96

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QuickStart Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads G Tuning

Scale Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads is a concise, well organized book ideal for any ukulele player beginning to explore the ukulele’s full potential as a musical instrument. Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads keeps a sharp focus on essential arpeggios and their fingerings. All material is covered in every key.

Major, minor, diminished and augmented arpeggio fingers for G tuned Ukuleles. All material is covered in every key

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-017-1 | Published: November 2005 | Pages 96

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QuickStart Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Major Triad

Scale Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Major Triad is a concise, well organized book ideal for any ukulele player beginning to explore the ukulele’s full potential as a musical instrument. Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele - Triads keeps a sharp focus on essential arpeggios and their fingerings. All material is covered in every key.

Whether your interest is in Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country or somewhere in between Arpeggio Fingerings for Ukulele is a valuable addition to your musical library.

Master these fingerings and unlock your potential for improvisation.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-033-1 | Published: November 2009 | Pages 38

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Aeolian Scale

The Aeolian or Natural Minor is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players.

One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Aeolian scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

Book includes access to four studio recorded backing tracks for exploring the Aeolian scales in the book.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-025-6 | Published: November 2009 | Pages 38

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Blues Scale

FREE DOWNLOAD - The Blues or Minor Pentatonic is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players.

One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Blues scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

This book includes access to four studio recorded backing tracks for exploring the scale and improvisation in a variety of settings. Tracks are also great for practicing your chords against.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-026-3 | Published: November 2009 | Pages 38

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Diminished Scale

The Diminished scale is a traditional scale used in a wide variety of music. This traditional scale is covered in all keys with one octave scale fingerings starting on any finger.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-030-0 | Published: November 2009 | Pages 38

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Dorian Scale

The Dorian or Minor scale is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players.

One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

This book includes access to four studio recorded backing tracks for exploring the scale and improvisation in a variety of settings. Tracks are also great for practicing your chords against.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-028-7 | Published: November 2009 | Pages 38

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Ionian Scale

The Ionian scale is a major scale more commonly known by its traditional name - Major

The Ionian or Major is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players.

One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Ionian scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

This book includes access to four studio recorded backing tracks for exploring the scale and improvisation in a variety of settings. Tracks are also great for practicing your chords against.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-029-4 | Published: November 2009 | Pages 38

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Mixolydian Scale

The Mixolydian or Dominant is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players.

One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Mixolydian scale chords are covered in all keys. Sample chord progressions for practice are included.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

This book includes access to four studio recorded backing tracks for exploring the scale and improvisation in a variety of settings. Tracks are also great for practicing your chords against.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-024-9 | Published: November 2009 | Pages 38

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Pentatonic Scale

One octave scale fingering solutions covering strings four and three using any finger. Pentatonic (Major Pentatonic) scale chords are covered in all keys.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-027-0 | Published: November 2009 | Pages 38

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - WholeTone Scale

The Whole Tone scale is a traditional scale used in a wide variety of music. This traditional scale is covered in all keys with one octave scale fingerings starting on any finger.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

Learn to create exciting solos in a variety of contemporary styles!

Scales are used to improvise, create melodies and riffs. With a broad knowledge of the essential scales that are used in contemporary music and a mastery of the ukulele’s fingerboard and fingering principles you’re well on your way.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-031-7 | Published: November 2009 | Pages 38

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QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, Volume I, C Tuning

Learn to create exciting solos in a variety of contemporary styles!

Scales are used to improvise, create melodies and riffs. With a broad knowledge of the essential scales that are used in contemporary music and a mastery of the ukulele’s fingerboard and fingering principles you’re well on your way.

Six essential scales for C tuned ukuleles. Blues, Pentatonic, Dorian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Ionian scales are covered in all keys.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-6-5 | Published: September 2003 | Pages 98

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QuickStart Series of Scale and Arpeggio Fingerings Books

QuickStart Scale & Arpeggio Fingerings are a highly organized, efficient system of scale and arpeggio fingerings. Each fingering pattern is shown with a fingerboard shape, TAB and standard music notation. Related chords are also explained for each scale.

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QuickStartScale Fingerings for Tenor and Baritone Ukulele, Volume I, G Tuning

Six essential scales for G tuned ukuleles. Blues, Pentatonic, Dorian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Ionian scales are covered in all keys with fingerings.

The QuickStart series of scale fingering books are available in a variety of tunings.

Tunings: G with low or high D - (DGBE or dGBE).

ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-5-8 | Published: March 2004 | Pages 98

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Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering

Learn the six fingering principles to navigating the ukulele fingerboard.

Fingering is one of the most universal topics. Whether your style is Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz or Classical, these principles will improve your technique, your solos, even your sight reading.

Think of fingering as a series of pathways. When you learn to connect these pathways, there are benefits not only to technique but also to creativity. All fingering on the ukulele can be reduced to 6 principles of motion. Each principle has physical and musical characteristics that you can use to improve your playing.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-041-6 | Published: March 2006 | Pages 42

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The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele - Volume I

Before individual chords become the background of songs, they must be put into orders called chord progressions. This The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele organizes progressions according to string family, position, voice leading and chord magnetism. The Advanced Guide to Chord Progressions for Ukulele is an excellent preparation for the art of melody and chord on the ukulele and more advanced accompaniment.

Volume I features the principles of voice leading applied to chord progressions. These principles are explained using chords from volume I of The Advanced Guide to Ukulele Chords. Chapters with common major and minor full diatonic, partial diatonic and chromatic chord progressions are also included to further explore voice leading principles presented in the book.

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ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-9-6 | Published: January 2004 | Pages 0

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The Daily Uke

Strum a different song every day with easy arrangements of 365 of your favorite songs in one big songbook! The Daily Ukulele features ukulele arrangements that feature melody, lyrics and ukulele chord grids and are in ukulele-friendly keys that are particularly suited for groups of one to one hundred to play and sing. Includes favorites by the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan, folk songs, pop songs, kids’ songs, Christmas carols and Broadway and Hollywood tunes, all with a spiral binding for ease of use. Also features a Tips & Techniques section, chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos and art throughout. The Daily Ukulele offers ukulele fun all year long!

ISBN-13: 9781423477754 | Published: 2012-03-26 | Pages 336

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Ukulele Chords

This mini (1/2 size) chord book is the perfect size for every ukulele gig bag or case and a great addition to you music book library.

Ukulele Chords covers basic open position and basic movable form chords. From these two chord categories a variety of songs and styles can be played.

Seventh chords, Major Sevenths, Minor Sevenths, Diminished, Augmented chords sus and add chords.

Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-000-3 | Published: March 2007 | Pages 44

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Ukulele for Guitar Players

You already know more than you think!

A guide to transferring the accumulated experience and knowledge gained as a guitar player to the ukulele.

Covers chords, scales, reading and the three most common ukulele tunings.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60321-001-0 | Published: July 2006 | Pages 98

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Ukulele- Reading Music Series - Primer

Learn to read single note melodies in the first/open position. It is a lot easier than you might think with this step-by-step easy to use approach. Tunings: C with low or high G - (GCEA or gCEA).

ISBN-13: 978-0-9714044-1-0 | Published: July 2006 | Pages 80

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