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02-07-2008, 03:37 PM
hi y'all,
i picked up ukuleles several months ago. been watching videos and reading forums online to learn from y'all fellow ukulele players.
i've recently acquired a book called 'exploring the ukulele with herb ohta jr. & daniel ho'. however, the material is way beyond my skill and knowledge level.
since there are so many choices of instructional books and dvds out there, i don't know which ones should i consider.
any fellow members who know some good beginners level books and dvds and don't mind to share?

02-07-2008, 04:25 PM
Hey, you can try to find this book, Discovering the Ukulele by herb ohta jr. Now i haven't gotten this book myself, although i do plan to, it sounds like the first book in the series you have. Hope it helps!

02-07-2008, 05:12 PM
I've viewed a lot of DVDs. I think Roy Sakuma's is the best for beginners (http://http://chiyostrings.blogspot.com/2007/05/your-first-ukulele-dvd-get-roys.html).

02-08-2008, 11:05 AM
thanks and keep coming if you guys have some other suggestions.

02-08-2008, 07:42 PM
Find a group in your area that meets and jams together. I've been playing a month and have learned more from playing in a group than I would have learned in a year from a book. Just jump in and play the chords you know. By playing in two different groups I'm adding 2 or 3 chords a week and actually learning how to strum different rhythms, something I'd never get from a book. Also, fellow uke players are very cool, gentle, teachers and everyone remembers being a newbie.

"You can never own too many ukes."