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Alfred Music Publishing Releases Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, announces the release of Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, a do-it-yourself ukulele lesson book by Morty Manus and Ron Manus.

Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele is an easy-to-follow instructional resource designed to teach the basic skill of playing the C-tuned ukulele at a pace that’s fast and fun. Geared for the hobbyist to professional musicians alike, this method covers essential ukulele playing techniques and concepts, with clear and helpful “Mini Music Lessons” throughout the book providing notes on music theory and strumming tips. Plus, familiar folk, blues, and country tunes with lyrics are featured across each lesson, making for an entertaining and enjoyable application of technique and chords learned.

Additional features in the lesson book include a history of the ukulele, a complete ukulele chord dictionary, a handy transposition chart, and tips on how to play by ear offering the steps to playing virtually any song for a lifetime of enjoyment on the ukulele.

The companion CD contains the recordings of all the lessons and songs found in book. A user-friendly DVD is also available, which enhances the learning experience through visual instruction and MP3 play-along tracks are included for every music example in the book.

Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele is now available in book, CD, and DVD sets from $10.95 to $29.99 at music retail stores and at