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luke104
06-21-2008, 06:32 AM
hey im looking to get a ukulele book! but theres to many to choose from! :P what ones do you recommend?

Kanaka916
06-21-2008, 07:02 AM
Are you talking about a chord book?

hawaiianmusiclover06
06-21-2008, 08:37 AM
I would recommend the 'ukulele book entitled Discovering the 'Ukulele written by Herb Ohta, Jr. and Daniel Ho.

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-21-2008, 07:27 PM
I do not reccommend 'uke.n play ukulele" or something like that.. its good for like, 3 year olds... if you can play more than somewhere over the rainbow... not needed.

Kaneohe til the end
06-21-2008, 11:29 PM
I would recommend the 'ukulele book entitled Discovering the 'Ukulele written by Herb Ohta, Jr. and Daniel Ho.

i have that beginner one, the intermediate book, and the chord book from roy sakuma, all from mgm, it came with my koaloha tenor

UkeNinja
06-21-2008, 11:43 PM
I do not reccommend 'uke.n play ukulele" or something like that.. its good for like, 3 year olds... if you can play more than somewhere over the rainbow... not needed.

I agree that you can figure out stuff with chords and such easily from the web, but getting a decent book with some easy solo stuff and picking patterns is nice to get started and learn some fun and easy melodies to play. Even if you use it for only a few weeks, you can get some ideas to practice picking and get familiar with the fretboard. This will help a lot to work out more complicated tabs, including the great stuff that is posted here. Don't know about western stuff, but they have stacks of those books for sale here in Japan for about $8-10.

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-21-2008, 11:46 PM
I agree that you can figure out stuff with chords and such easily from the web, but getting a decent book with some easy solo stuff and picking patterns is nice to get started and learn some fun and easy melodies to play. Don't know about western stuff, but they have stacks of those books for sale here in Japan for about $8-10.

all it says is... some stupid songs with chords under it which you could easily get over the net, not tabs or anything.. and it has a little summary on how to play the chords.. this forum has x100 more information than that book alone.

no offence to the book :) i suppose people who have no acces to internet can use the book...

UkeNinja
06-21-2008, 11:56 PM
Right, I agree that the majority of "beginner" books use a lot of space to tell you what a string is and where it goes on the uke. Getting a more technique-oriented book could be a good investment though. Don't know the book in question, just a general experience-based advice.

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-22-2008, 12:50 AM
Right, I agree that the majority of "beginner" books use a lot of space to tell you what a string is and where it goes on the uke. Getting a more technique-oriented book could be a good investment though. Don't know the book in question, just a general experience-based advice.

yeah your right. I wanted a book that was pretty good and taught me some songs, but the net does me fine now.. searched to long and wasn't pleased with many. + shipping like $100 so yeah.. no point

ricdoug
06-22-2008, 04:38 AM
For a beginner's book:

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/beginner_lesson_pkg.pdf

http://web.archive.org/web/20060815081158/http://www.ukulele.org/fleabag.html

For beginner, intermediate and theory:

http://www.ukuleleintheclassroom.com/resources_D6.htm

For chordbook:

http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/tabs.html

UkuleleHill
06-22-2008, 09:52 AM
For a beginner's book:

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/beginner_lesson_pkg.pdf

http://web.archive.org/web/20060815081158/http://www.ukulele.org/fleabag.html

For beginner, intermediate and theory:

http://www.ukuleleintheclassroom.com/resources_D6.htm

For chordbook:

http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/tabs.html

This is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks!!

dajoka
06-22-2008, 10:32 AM
if you're looking for some tabs to work on ... don't forget Dominator's site:

http://dominator.ukeland.com/index2.shtml

ricdoug
06-22-2008, 11:18 AM
This is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks!!

Glad to be of service. Ric

ricdoug
06-22-2008, 11:25 AM
if you're looking for some tabs to work on ... don't forget Dominator's site:

http://dominator.ukeland.com/index2.shtml

Dom is great!

Here's a list, I've compiled, including Dom:

http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/tabs.html

http://www.nashukes.com/support-files/8-songsthru200.pdf

http://www.brookadams.com/jumping-flea/ukeSongs.html

http://www.seattleukulele.org/members

http://www.bizcardpro.com/kolohe/Songbook.html

http://www.ukulizer.com/show_files.php?dir=english&title=English+ukulele+songs

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/beginner_lesson_pkg.pdf

http://web.archive.org/web/20060815081158/http://www.ukulele.org/fleabag.html

http://www.ukeland.com/pages/media/music

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook1.pdf

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook2.pdf

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscsongbook3sixties.pdf

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/tuscbook4.pdf

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/mooglymoosongbook.pdf

http://www.tusc.co.uk/media/Ukulele%20Christmas%20Song%20Book.pdf

http://www.ukuleleintheclassroom.com/resources_D6.htm

http://dominator.ukeland.com/index2.shtml

http://www.ukuke.co.uk/UkuleleChristmasSongBook.pdf

On the right hand side, you can change this link from
guitar to Ukulele chords:

http://www.chordie.com/publicbooks.php?show=details&songid=98977