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sockmonkey
01-27-2011, 09:04 AM
I just got this book in the mail yesterday and find it really useful... I do a lot of strumming and only use the first five frets... I wanted to expand my skill level and use the whole fret board... I don't read music or know much about about music theory... I like this book, plenty of diagrams and easy to understand... :)

I got mine from Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/Chord-Melody-Method-Uke-Melodies/dp/078667718X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1296158214&sr=8-1

Table of Contents

SECTION I THE BASICS
Know Your Instrument
Chords
What Constitutes a Chord
Chord Charts
Keys
Key Chart
Notes
Basic Music 101
Note Charts
Transposing
Ukulele/Guitar Transposing Key Chart
Chromatic Chord Progression Chart
Using the Chromatic Chord Progression Chart
Transposition Chart
Advanced Playing Techniques
Glissando
Muting
Tremolo
Vibrato
Hammer on
Harmony
Melody
Simple Melody
Selective Strumming
Combined Melody
Chord Solos
Review
SECTION II THE SECRET
How to Create Melodies and Chord Solos
Where to Begin
What Do You Need
Song Worksheets
Creating a Simple Melody
Sequence of Events
1. Plot the Notes
2. Fill in the Chords
3. Choices and Decisions
Creating a Combined Melody
Creating the Melody in Another Key
1. Plot the Notes
2. Fill in the Chords
Creating a Chord Solo
1. Plot the Notes
2. Fill in the Chords

SECTION III PLAYING BY EAR
If You can Hum, Whistle or Sing
Where to Find Songs
Finding the Notes
Finding the Chords
1. By Sound
2. By Sight
Review
SECTION IV PICKING & STRUMMING
Picking
Thumb
First Finger
Second, Third and Fourth Finger
Plucking
Strumming
Thumb Strumming
Finger Strumming
Combinations
SECTION V SONGS
Songs Found in Earlier Text
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Good Night Ladies
Song of the Islands
Corena
When the Saints Go Marching In
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
On Top of Old Smoky
Mary Ann (notes only)
Mary Ann
The Darktown Strutters Ball
Songs Found in Section V
Alabama Jubilee
Cotton Fields Back Home
Down By the Old Mill Stream
Yankee Doodle Boy
Five Foot Two
Moonlight Sonata
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Oh Susanna
Yes, Sir, That's my Baby
Song Worksheets

fitncrafty
01-27-2011, 09:28 AM
Thanks for the tip.. looks like a pretty good book. I dropped it in my wishlist.. :)

BadLands Bart
01-27-2011, 09:45 AM
Thanks, that looks like a real good book! 105 pages that seem to cover just about everything and all for $20. Gotta get one!

bgrif
11-19-2011, 11:33 AM
Thanks for the review and especially the contents.

Teek
11-19-2011, 08:31 PM
I just got it too about a month ago, hoping to get time to sit down and study it in depth, only a few pages in so far. Thanks for bring it to everyone's attention. :)