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    The Ukulele and How it's Played, Kaai, 1916 now freely available in digital form

    What seems even harder to find is the second volume mentioned in the Forward: Mainland Ukulele, The Early Methods. I get the sense that it was never published. Update (9/27/2021): I e-mailed the publisher (Centerstream Publishing). It turns out they had too many copyright issues to publish the...
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    The Ukulele and How it's Played, Kaai, 1916 now freely available in digital form

    Thanks for the recommendation! I found a used but new-looking copy online. I just received it today. Looks good. I'm looking forward to digging in.
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    The Ukulele and How it's Played, Kaai, 1916 now freely available in digital form

    Ernest Kaai is credited with the first ukulele method book in 1906. It was called The ukulele, a Hawaiian guitar and how to play it. Kaai's 1906 book was revised, and the revised edition was released in 1910. (See for more: http://nalu-music.com/?p=13 ) There are at least two facsimiles of...
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    The Ukulele and How it's Played, Kaai, 1916 now freely available in digital form

    I did notice this morning some sluggishness with accessing the page I linked to above. But that link is their preferred link (as stated on the page). You could also try searching for the book here: https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu Enter "Kaai": And your search for "Kaai" should put...
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    The Ukulele and How it's Played, Kaai, 1916 now freely available in digital form

    I requested the above-referenced book be scanned. It is now available in digital form here: https://hdl.handle.net/10524/63920