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Ukulele Basics (Easy Ukulele)

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Ukulele Basics is a landmark ukulele method for young beginners. Carefully designed for use in both individual- and group-learning contexts, Ukulele Basics supports players and teachers through the early stages of learning, providing the ideal foundation for budding musicians. From how to hold your ukulele, through basic chords and strumming patterns, to playing accompaniments and simple tunes, this carefully paced method provides a complete resource for aspiring players.

  • Suitable for absolute beginners aged 6+
  • Gradually introduces key musical concepts, tab and stave notation, simple chords and strums and tunes to pluck
  • CD containing demos for all songs and chords as well as numerous backing tracks
  •  Notes for teachers and tips for parents/carers to download from the CD
  • Detailed lesson plans for selected songs can be found below

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571535887

Item Code: 0571535887

Price: £8.99
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): Educational

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Included media: 1CD

Series: Basics Series

Territories: Item available in Europe & Australia only

  • Ukulele
  1. The Strings Song
  2. Strum Song
  3. See my C!
  4. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  5. A Sailor Went to Sea
  6. Drunken Sailor (2 versions)
  7. Sail Us Away
  8. Hot Cross Buns
  9. Frère Jacques (2 versions)
  10. London Bridge is Falling Down
  11. I Can Play My Ukulele
  12. Time To Strum!
  13. He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands
  14. Swing Low
  15. When the Saints Go Marching In
  16. I’m Gonna Sing
  17. Blue Moon
  18. Banana Boat Song
  19. How Much Is That Doggie In The Window
  20. Daisy Bell
  21. Clementine
  22. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  23. Creepy Fingers!
  24. Scale the Ladder
  25. The Ukulele Alphabet
  • The Strings Song.mp3

  • Drunken Sailor!.mp3

  • I Wanna Be Like You.mp3

'At last! A children's ukulele method that's fun, musically interesting, motivating and practical. Simple without being simplistic, it's an invaluable resource for specialist and non-specialist teachers ... You could use it every day without getting bored!'

Katherine Zeserson, Director of Learning and Participation - The Sage Gateshead

A landmark method for those wanting to begin to play the ukulele. It starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to Initial/Preparatory Grade. The method is set out in concise and easy-to-understand stages and contains original pieces and traditional tunes in an array of styles including classical, folk and world music, as well as some well-known favourite film and TV.

MiPro Magazine, June 2012