Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1

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Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1
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The Hal Leonard Ukulele Method is designed for anyone just learning to play ukulele. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner’s guide by acclaimed performer and uke master Lil’ Rev includes many fun songs of different styles to learn and play. Includes: types of ukuleles, tuning, music reading, melody playing, chords, strumming, scales, tremolo, music notation and tablature, a variety of music styles, ukulele history and much more.

Series: Fretted
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Author: Lil’ Rev

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Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1.

48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695847).

ISBN 0634079867. With tablature.

9x12 inches.

Options We can customize your order in many ways. Of course, there are the add-on packs to choose from on instruments without a package. And plenty of accessories to choose from. If you prefer a certain string set that the ukulele does not come with, then buy the strings you want from strings section of the site, and let us know in the custom note you can fill out at checkout. We will charge no extra to restring it. If you simply want your instrument to be a low g instead of high we will not charge any extra. If you are not sure then check out this video blog Comparing Hi G with Low G Other options include a Passive pickup which is able to be installed in most ukuleles. When you buy a uke we give a better deal and it runs you $100. This is the 4 individual crystal piezo under saddle Pono Pickup and has an excellent clean tone without to much gain in the lower range that makes a uke sound "thumpy". We also install the Misi Pickups and the L.R.Baggs active systems. On both we charge $200 for pickup and installation. Through the years we have installed most pickup brands on the market.
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Good very first book
I've bought a bajillion "first uke" books, and too many either jump in too fast, don't have good exercises, or think a single page on reading notes is enough for people with no musical background (ie. plenty of new uke players).

This book is fantastic, and it the one my tutor uses. My only recommendation is, if you're planning on learning sheet music instead of just tabs, put a couple strips of masking tape over the tabulature- that way you won't be distracted by the tabs while actively playing, but you can still read them if you look close enough.
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Review by Jon / (Posted on 12/31/2012)
Good book for beginners
A good book for beginners with simple and clear explanations on how to get started with playing the ukulele. Each section covered in the book has examples of songs to practise. The book comes together with an audio CD which is helpful to learn the correct way to play the songs. However, the sections explaining the chords and strums take as examples a few songs which I found rather complicated as a beginner. For this reason, I believe this book goes well together with Hal Leonard’s “Easy Songs for Ukulele”.
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Review by Ivona / (Posted on 12/29/2012)
Very Basic Beginner Book
If you're an absolute beginner this is a very good book. As others have stated, it teaches basic music theory along with ukulele skills. If play another instrument you will move quickly through this book.

Even as an experienced pianist, I do appreciate the careful teaching of note reading and playing the individual notes - it doesn't jump right into chords. You are able to quickly begin playing melodies - almost instant gratification; this helps to keep you motivated!

This book came as part of the ukulele package that I ordered. I also added Jumpin' Jim's Tips 'n' Tunes to my collection. Using both of them helped to keep me from becoming bored.

Our 12 year old son who has no musical background is using the Hal Leonard book to teach himself to play the uke (with some help from mom, of course!)
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Review by OxfordMom / (Posted on 12/27/2012)
Basic Beginner Book
This is a well thought out basic beginner book. If you have experience with other stringed instruments you will fly though this pretty quickly. This is not just a chord book. It will give you instructions on strumming, chords and scales along with music notation and music reading.
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Review by Bill / (Posted on 12/26/2012)
A Great Buy for Beginners!
If you're looking for a resource to help you start playing the ukulele this is a great book to buy. It has all of the information to get you going, from diagrams of parts of the ukulele, playing position, tuning (with and without an electric tuner), and strumming, all the way to music theory including an introduction to scales, time signatures and chord families.

Music is written in standard notation as well as tablature. The music is very easy and the pace and progression of lessons is very good.

This is a great beginner book and will probably be too low of a level for those with previous musical background. However, for beginners it is a great to have that you can keep for reference. For the price, it is a great value. Recommended!
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Review by MiguelMiguel / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
good
This is a great first book to have when you are just learning to play your ukulele. Easy to read and understand.
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Review by lil' bud / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
Good book depending on what you're looking for
I got this book when I first started learning the ukulele. It's fairly short and doesn't take too long to go through. A good portion of the book is basic music theory (i.e. time signatures, how to read music notation, scales) so if you already know how to read music, that part probably won't be very useful. I already knew that stuff so I only briefly went over it.

In terms of ukulele specific information, it's well written and probably a very good starting point for the absolute beginner. However, there's not really anything in there that you can't find for free on the internet. I have a few other ukulele books, and while I revisit them from time to time to brush up on certain skills, find new tabs, etc, I don't really come back to this book.

Basically, if you're looking for a complete, from-the-ground-up beginner book that teaches basic music theory along with the ukulele, this is a good book. If you already know how to read music, you'll probably be fine with just the internet. Either way though, it's not expensive, so it's not a bad buy.
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Review by runlikecrazy25 / (Posted on 12/23/2012)
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