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thereadinghouse
08-26-2016, 06:07 AM
I could have sworn I saw a sticky thread somewhere that listed recommended uke books. Can someone give me a link to it? I know there's probably a few. 😁

thereadinghouse
08-27-2016, 01:28 PM
Okay, so maybe there isn't a thread for book recommendations. So I'd like some instructional book recommendations. Especially anything having to do with chord melodies, finger styling, classical guitar style ukulele or playing with a low g uke.

Thanks. ��

whmeltonjr
08-27-2016, 01:54 PM
I just picked up Fretboard Roadmaps (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1423400410/ref=sxts1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472341836&sr=1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65) and Ukulele Aerobics (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/147681306X/ref=sxts1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472341920&sr=1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65). I plan on diving in tomorrow, but both seemed to be pretty popular recommendations.

Here is a recent thread discussing books http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?122201-Good-book-for-improvement&highlight=Book. Not sure if this is the one you were asking about.

thereadinghouse
08-27-2016, 02:00 PM
Thanks. That was probably the thread I was thinking of. ��������

Mivo
08-27-2016, 02:02 PM
Ukulele Aerobics is for re-entrant tuning, only somewhat suitable for low-g. Aaron Keim's Fingerstyle book is a good recommendation, and covers both high-G and low-G (and has support videos).

Joyful Uke
08-27-2016, 03:16 PM
Daniel Ho has some books for low g:
http://www.danielho.com/physical-shop/

Mivo
08-27-2016, 03:40 PM
Daniel Ho has some books for low g:
http://www.danielho.com/physical-shop/

Oh, he also has digital downloads of them (or some of them): http://www.danielho.com/digital-shop/ Hmm. Discovering and Exploring the Ukulele are two books I had been curious about. (Except for chord books or fretboard maps, I prefer digital versions of books: less stuff, and the iPad is great for that.)

johnson430
08-27-2016, 03:54 PM
I like the Pekelo series. But Book 1 is hard to find.
http://www.pekelosbooks.com/index.php

I have the Uke Aerobics. It is not a beginner book and neither is Aaron Keim's Fingerstyle book. Those books are nice supplements once you have a good grounding in the uke.

I am getting more out of James Hill's The Ukulele Way than any other learning resource I have used in the almost 2 years I have been playing uke.
You can order the books ($15 a piece) or do the course online.
http://www.theukuleleway.com/
It has been the most straightforward and fluid learning tool I have used. Well worth the $7 usd a month I pay to have access.

whmeltonjr
08-27-2016, 03:57 PM
Ukulele Aerobics is for re-entrant tuning, only somewhat suitable for low-g. Aaron Keim's Fingerstyle book is a good recommendation, and covers both high-G and low-G (and has support videos).

I totally missed the low G part. Thanks for pointing that out.

Mivo
08-27-2016, 04:27 PM
Actually, can someone confirm that Daniel Ho's Discovering and Exploring the Ukulele are for low-G? The store description doesn't say, and I may recall this incorrectly. (Considering to buy them. All my books are for high-G and I'd like something for low-G.)

johnson430
08-27-2016, 04:30 PM
Actually, can someone confirm that Daniel Ho's Discovering and Exploring the Ukulele are for low-G? The store description doesn't say, and I may recall this incorrectly. (Considering to buy them. All my books are for high-G and I'd like something for low-G.)

Yes, it is low g, Mivo.
Read the first review from this Amazon USA link.
https://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Ukulele-Herb-Ohta/dp/1602740798
From that review:
"First let me mention that this book assumes that you are playing an 'uke with a low G string"

Mivo, have you heard about the Pekelo books? They are low g too.

Mivo
08-27-2016, 04:35 PM
Yes, I read about them and that they are very good, but hard to get (doubly so when you're in Europe), and no digital editions. Do you know if the author is considering a new print run? Or a PDF/ebook version?

Thanks for the confirmation! I think I'll get these two.

boogie10
08-27-2016, 08:02 PM
Yes, it is low g, Mivo.
Read the first review from this Amazon USA link.
https://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Ukulele-Herb-Ohta/dp/1602740798
From that review:
"First let me mention that this book assumes that you are playing an 'uke with a low G string"

Mivo, have you heard about the Pekelo books? They are low g too.

I have both books from Daniel Ho and both Pekelos books and all of them are for low G.

thereadinghouse
08-28-2016, 07:51 AM
Thanks everyone. This is great! I see a book buying spree in my future. ;)