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Wonderful ukulele book, 25 juillet 2011
I have bought a few ukulele books, but up until now, have only found books with a teeny explaination on technique, a few chords and then you're on your on to figure it out. This is very frustrating I find, especially when learning by oneself.
This book is different; it covers basic technics thoroughly explaining them and progressively goes on to more complicated techniques. Thus you can learn basic strumming patterns to advanced picking. The book also covers music theory and different music genres.
The writing style is simple and acessible with humour - very enjoyable.
Ukulele for Dummies also comes with a CD so as to listen to the songs and strums covered in the book.
Contrary to other self teaching ukulele books, in Ukulele for Dummies, you are explained and shown through pictures how to hold your ukulele and position your fingers to make the chords. The strums come with an explaination as to why you would play that way instead of another way. The book also gives tips on how, where and which ukulele to buy; how to take care of the ukulele, importance of the strings...
The only draw back I can find, is the the book should come with a DVD instead on a CD. Some techniques are hard to describe (like the chunk) and I found it easier to learn that technique through videos.
I enjoy this book very much and in my opinion, it should be on every ukulele player's shelf - whether a beginner or confirmed player.