Let’s face it. Playing gigs in venues that lack a PA system can be a drag....
Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since
1922, announces the release of Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, a do-it-yourself
ukulele lesson book by Morty Manus and Ron Manus.
Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele is an easy-to-follow instructional resource
designed to teach the basic skill of playing the C-tuned ukulele at a pace that’s
fast and fun. Geared for the hobbyist to professional musicians alike, this method
covers essential ukulele playing techniques and concepts, with clear and helpful
“Mini Music Lessons” throughout the book providing notes on music theory and
strumming tips. Plus, familiar folk, blues, and country tunes with lyrics are
featured across each lesson, making for an entertaining and enjoyable application of
technique and chords learned.
Additional features in the lesson book include a history of the ukulele, a complete
ukulele chord dictionary, a handy transposition chart, and tips on how to play by
ear offering the steps to playing virtually any song for a lifetime of enjoyment on
The companion CD contains the recordings all of the lessons and songs found in book.
A user-friendly DVD is also available, which enhances the learning experience
through visual instruction and MP3 play-along tracks are included for every music
example in the book.
Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele is now available in book, CD, and DVD sets from
$10.95 to $29.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.
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