Alfred's Teach Your Child to Play Ukulele, Book 1

Alfred's Teach Your Child to Play Ukulele, Book 1
The Easiest Ukulele Method Ever!

By Ron Manus, Link Harnsberger, and Nathaniel Gunod Ukulele Book & CD Level: Beginner Item: 00-43994
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Alfred's Teach Your Child to Play Ukulele, Book 1 is designed for parents who want to share the gift of music with their children before they begin formal study with a professional teacher. It is based on Alfred's Kid's Ukulele Course, a fun method that teaches students to play pieces on the ukulele right away. Families who are part of the homeschool movement especially will find the book useful. Using the same music and fundamentals included in the original edition, an easy and user-friendly Parent Guide precedes each student page to aid with teaching the music to the child. The guide suggests steps for introducing the concept or page to the student, follow-up practice suggestions, and suggestions for reviewing the page in subsequent lessons.

The enclosed audio recording contains a demonstration of every piece in the book. Listening or playing along with the recording is fun, but more importantly, it reinforces musical concepts such as rhythm, dynamics, and phrasing. Using this book and audio recording, any parent can easily teach their child ukulele basics.

Sample Pages


Selecting Your Ukulele
Parts of the Ukulele
Caring for Your Ukulele
Tuning Your Ukulele
How to Hold Your Ukulele
Strumming the Strings
Strumming with a Pick
Strumming with Your Fingers
Time to Strum!
Strumming Notation
Introducing the Quarter-Note Slash
The Staff and Treble Clef
Bar Lines, Measures, and Time Signatures
More Time to Strum
Using Your Left Hand
Hand Position
Placing a Finger on a String
How to Read Chord Diagrams
The C Chord
My First Chord
The Quarter Rest
Three Blind Mice
The C7 Chord
My Second Chord
Troubadour Song
The F Chord
My Third Chord
Three Chords in One Song
Rain Comes Down
Skip to My Lou
London Bridge
The Repeat Sign
Merrily We Roll Along
Love Somebody
The G7 Chord
My Fourth Chord
Using G7 with Other Chords
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Aloha 'Oe (Farewell to Thee)
When the Saints Go Marching In
Yankee Doodle
Getting Acquainted with Music Notation
The Staff
The Music Alphabet
Introducing the Quarter Note
Clap and Count out Loud
Notes on the First String: Introducing A
Abby, the Armadillo
The Note A with Chords
Note and Strum
Notes on the First String: Introducing B
The Notes A and B with Chords
Notes on the First String: Introducing C
The Mountain Climber
The Notes A, B, and C with Chords
Brave in the Cave
Notes on the Second String: Introducing E
Two Open Strings
Two-String Melody
Jumping Around
Notes on the Second String: Introducing F
Ping Pong Song
Soccer Game
The Half Rest
When I Feel Best
Notes on the Second String: Introducing G
The Half Note
Hot Cross Buns
Notes on the Third String: Introducing C
Three Open Strings
Little Steps and Big Leaps
The Old Grey Mare
Notes on the Third String: Introducing D
D Is Easy!
Taking a Walk
Ode to Joy
Jingle Bells
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Over the Rainbow
Music Matching Games
Certificate of Completion
Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information

Series: Teach Your Child
Author: Ron Manus, Link Harnsberger, Nathaniel Gunod
Instrument: Ukulele
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-43994
ISBN 10: 1-4706-1883-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-1883-4
UPC: 038081493527

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