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swervy jervy
02-26-2009, 11:36 AM
Hi. Alrighty, I've had my uke for a couple months now and I'm moving around the fretboard pretty well. Now I want to get into some strum patterns beyond the ole up-down-up-down.

Is there a gold standard book/cd to invest in for a person at my point on the learning curve? Maybe something I can grow with a little?

I know there's stuff on the web but let's say I don't want to power up the pc always to practice. (In fact, a significant joy to me in the uke is the physicality and computerless nature of the affair - maybe others feel the same...)

Anyway, any and all suggestions deeply appreciated.

Thanks!

Ukulele JJ
02-26-2009, 12:02 PM
Is there a gold standard book/cd to invest in for a person at my point on the learning curve?

I don't know if it's the "gold standard", and it's not a book/cd (it's a DVD), but... Ralph Shaw's Essential Strums for the Ukulele (http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Strums-Ukulele-Ralph-Shaw/dp/B000A2RVUK) is quite good, IMHO.

JJ

swervy jervy
02-26-2009, 12:04 PM
Great! Thanks. I'll check that one out.

freedive135
02-26-2009, 12:05 PM
That is a good DVD and it does come with a little booklet that has the strums and the songs he uses them on in the DVD

swervy jervy
02-26-2009, 12:22 PM
Hey Freedive, I ended up missing the Denver Uke Fest, which I regret but unavoidable.

Thanks for posting all the info and picks.

GX9901
02-26-2009, 02:48 PM
I recommend Roy Sakuma's DVD (http://bali.globat.com/~roysakuma.net/roysakuma/onlinestore0/product_info.php?sectid=2&prodid=67). He's a great ukulele teacher.