I’m thrilled to announce a new, interactive Ukulele Tricks’ lesson book titled Learn Ukulele Today, now available on the iTunes iBooks Store.
Learn Ukulele Today, packed into an iBook format for the iPad, is one of the most interactive and intuitive, all-in-one lesson resources I’ve ever created to learn to play the ukulele, featuring a beautiful interface, easy-to-follow audio demonstrations, high-resolution images, and detailed ukulele notation, tab and sheet music.
For the aspiring, brand new, beginning ukulele player, Learn Ukulele Today is a complete crash course to learn how to play ukulele, covering everything from how to tune and hold your ukulele to playing actual songs. Everything you need to start playing the ukulele and improve your skills is right at your fingertips. This interactive 44-page book, formatted specifically for the iPad, is jam-packed with the most essential parts to playing the ukulele like:
- How to properly tune, hold and strum the ukulele
- The most essential “must-know” ukulele chords used to play thousands of songs
- How to strum three easy, versatile strumming patterns
- Four well-loved, beginner-friendly songs you can play to impress your friends and family
For your benefit, also included are playable audio demonstrations embedded right within the book allowing you to hear exactly how the ukulele is tuned and how the strumming patterns and songs should sound, as seen on the page. While being able to read sheet music is not required to follow along with this book, song notations, detailed images, illustrations and chord diagrams are included, to help you easily learn the concepts and techniques laid out in this book.
Learn Ukulele Today Table of Contents
To save yourself time, packed into 44 pages, Learn Ukulele Today is organized in a progressive, easy-to-follow manner, using detailed diagrams, illustrations, tabs, notation and audio tracks to demonstrate the concepts:
Chapter 1: Welcome
+ Start Playing Ukulele Today
Chapter 2: About the Ukulele
+ Exploring Ukulele Sizes
+ Parts of the Ukulele
+ Tuning Up Your Ukulele
+ Holding and Strumming the Ukulele
Chapter 3: Chords and Strumming
+ Your First Ukulele Chords
+ Your First Strumming Pattern
+ Your First Song
Chapter 4: Expanding Your Ukulele Skills
+ Must-Know Ukulele Chords
+ Varying Strumming Patterns
Chapter 5: 3 More Easy Songs You Can Play
+ “Auld Lang Syne”
+ “Camptown Races”
+ “I’ve Been Working On the Railroad”
Chapter 6: Further Resources
+ Where Do I Go From Here?
+ Final Thoughts
Inside Look: Learn Ukulele Today
Learn Ukulele Today features a slick, beautiful design with many interactive elements available right at your fingertips including high-resolution images, audio demonstrations, tabs, notation, and more:
Start Playing Ukulele Today
Maybe it’s been your lifelong wish to play an instrument. Maybe you have kids or grandkids you wish to play music with. Maybe you’re a teacher and are interested in using the ukulele in the classroom. Maybe you heard or watched someone play the ukulele and thought to yourself, “I can do that!” Wherever you’re coming from, Learn Ukulele Today, gives you everything you need to start making actual, beautiful-sounding music on the ukulele.
Note: Learn Ukulele Today is designed for the iPad, but it can also be read and accessed using the iBooks program on a Mac computer with OS X Mavericks installed.