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joeybug
07-26-2011, 08:51 AM
Hey Everyone :D

So, I got my copy of "Ukulele For Dummies" and I've been reading it for a few weeks now, anyway, I came across a technique in Chapter 16 with the tabs and chords for Brahm's Lullaby. I wanted to show people so I did a "practise session" video. I know it's very rough, but this is pretty much the first time I've combined chords and fingerpicking (though I need to learn how to make them go together as one track for a song I'm doing for my SO)

Anyway, here's the video:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08NmFx3rCvw

Let me know what you think :D

Joey :music:

PoiDog
07-26-2011, 09:23 AM
Hey, Joey -

What is your overall impression of Ukulele for Dummies? Does it have a lot of useful tutorials? Is it geared more for getting people up and strumming, or is there a lot of content designed for those who are already a bit past the true beginner stage to continue to develop more technique & skills? Are there a lot of exercises and practice routines?

PS: Nice vid!

mds725
07-26-2011, 09:25 AM
Thanks for being braver than I am by practicing in cyberspace! What do you think of the book? Do you recommend it? Do you think it would be appropriate for an 11 year old? (I'm thinking of buying one for my older nephew.) Thanks in advance for any thoughts you'd like to share.

By the way, Amazon.com (US) says the book is to be released on August 23. Was it released earlier in the UK?

joeybug
07-26-2011, 10:06 AM
Hey, Joey -

What is your overall impression of Ukulele for Dummies? Does it have a lot of useful tutorials? Is it geared more for getting people up and strumming, or is there a lot of content designed for those who are already a bit past the true beginner stage to continue to develop more technique & skills? Are there a lot of exercises and practice routines?

PS: Nice vid!


Thanks for being braver than I am by practicing in cyberspace! What do you think of the book? Do you recommend it? Do you think it would be appropriate for an 11 year old? (I'm thinking of buying one for my older nephew.) Thanks in advance for any thoughts you'd like to share.

By the way, Amazon.com (US) says the book is to be released on August 23. Was it released earlier in the UK?

Yes, the UK version was released this month, or late in June, I forget. I do recommend it for a beginner, like I said haven't read all of it yet, but some of it is way past my level and I'm just above a beginner so, I would say it was worth it for other people, some of it is just basic stuff, other parts have a lot of tutorials and different styles and such :D

Hope that helps

Joey :music:

itsme
07-26-2011, 10:43 AM
There's a pretty good "look inside" preview at Amazon that should give you an idea of whether or not the book's for you. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Ukulele-Dummies-Sports-Hobbies/dp/047097799X/

mm stan
07-26-2011, 02:52 PM
Aloha Joey,
Thank you very much for the heads up on the book and the video..here is a the actual brahms tab and very much easier and better...scroll down to page 6.
http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/solobuch.pdf hope you enjoy too...let me know how it goes..

joeybug
07-27-2011, 12:38 AM
Aloha Joey,
Thank you very much for the heads up on the book and the video..here is a the actual brahms tab and very much easier and better...scroll down to page 6.
http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/solobuch.pdf hope you enjoy too...let me know how it goes..

Thanks for the link, but it was a technique I was trying to learn and not really the tune, I know how to play the tune :D