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Thread: Beginners practice guide book, with CD/DVD, any recommendations?

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    Default Beginners practice guide book, with CD/DVD, any recommendations?

    Can you please recommend some good uke practice books for me?
    Inclusive CD/DVD would be a nice bonus.

    I'm a basic guitar player and can play the basic chords, so I have a little knowledge if guitar playing though I know the uke is different.

    Thank you!

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    I think Uncle Rod's Bootcamp is one of the best.
    http://ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com/
    I doesn't doesn't require CD/DVD

    Please be sure to visit the Stickies in the Beginner's Forum.
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    Lots of great info on the main UU site!

    (Welcome to the forum BTW)

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    Thanks Peter!
    What a nice, no frills, cut to the chase beginners' uke site!
    I will try it.
    Happy holidays!

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    Between this site and YouTube, you have hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of videos without buying a dvd.

    On YouTube, search Ukulele....how to....and fill in the blank with hold, strum, change strings, install pickup, finger pick, play (add song, chord, etc.)
    right hand technques, left hand techniques, name of song, etc. etc. etc. ad infinitum

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    Has anyone heard of, or tried - "Ukulele Primer Book with DVD by Bert Casey".
    It has good reviews on Amazon.

    I am also looking for a book with DVD for my mother who just got her early ukulele Christmas present this week. She doesn't do the internet.

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    Two books that many folks like around here are:

    Ukulele For Dummies by Alistair Wood

    and

    Ukulele Exercises for Dummies by Brett McQueen
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    I started out with chilimonster's channel on youtube. He has free printable sheets for each song on his site. After three weeks of this I was ready to check out ukulele for dummies. I flew through most of the book in a week since chilimonster is such a good teacher. After this I got a book called 21 easy songs for the ukulele and that got me through most of the first year of my ukulele playing. All this with minimal experience with music.

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    welcome tc!
    there is a wealth of great learning respurces here on the forums, and go check the uu university from here as well.
    the ukesite and hawaii music suply also have some great lessonstuffs, and also as has been mentioned the youtubes and uncle rod's tools really helped me as well. many many resources from low cost to no cost.
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    It depends on what kind of style you want to play, but two books that helped me a great deal (went from simple chords and strumming to a lot more intricate playing) were the Mark Kailani Nelson Fingerstyle Book (sold as Mel Bay) and Roy MacKillop's 20 Easy Fingerstyle Exercises. It doesn't hurt to have a copy of "What Ukulele Players Want to Know" (tuning, stringing, etc) and if you want to test out multiple styles, then Ukulele for Dummies is very good (goes over more than just fingerstyle.)
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