Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, C-Tuning Edition

Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, C-Tuning Edition
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!

By Morton Manus and Ron Manus Ukulele Book Item: 00-33552
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Learn to play the ukulele and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about the history of the ukulele, its components, how to hold and tune it, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and playing a variety of well-known songs. You will learn different strumming techniques to help you play in a variety of musical styles. The book also contains a section teaching you how to play by ear. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the ukulele in any key and know how to read music.

The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Transposition chart
* Dictionary of tablature techniques
* Ukulele fingerboard chart
* Complete ukulele chord dictionary

This book teaches entirely in C tuning. The D tuning edition of Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele (item 14135) is available from your favorite music retailer and at

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

Sample Pages


Getting Started
A Short History of the Ukulele
The Ukulele
How to Hold the Ukulele
How to Tune Your Ukulele
Getting Acquainted with Music
How to Play the C7 Chord
Mini Music Lesson: Time Signatures
How to Play the F Chord
Mini Music Lesson: Note Values, Rest Values
Mini Music Lesson: Ties
Down in the Valley
Mini Music Lesson: Eighth Note & Rests
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Mini Music Lesson: Pickup Measures, Dotted Quarter Note
Cockles and Mussels
How to Play the C Chord
Tom Dooley
How to Play the G7 Chord
Love Somebody
The Streets of Laredo
Mini Music Lesson: The Down- and Up-Stroke
Mini Music Lesson: The Fermata
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
Frankie and Johnny
Mini Music Lesson: Blues Strum
Careless Love
How to Play the G Chord
How to Play the D7 Chord
Mini Music Lesson: Bluegrass Strum
Little Brown Jug
Mini Music Lesson: D. C. al Fine
Gimme That Old-Time Religion
When the Saints Go Marching In
Mini Music Lesson: The Calypso Strum
Mary Ann
The Sloop John B
How to Play the A7 Chord
How to Play the D Minor Chord
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
Scarborough Fair
How to Play the G Minor Chord
Go Down, Moses
How to Play the A Chord
Hava Nagila
St. Louis Blues
How to Play the C Diminished Chord
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Mini Music Lesson: March Strum
The Yankee Doodle Boy
How to Play the B-flat Chord
How to Play the F7 Chord
Skip to My Lou
Red River Valley
This Land Is Your Land
How to Play in 6/8 Time
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Vive L'Amour
Aura Lee
Mini Music Lesson: Eighth Note Triplet
Amazing Grace
Mini Music Lesson: How to Play by Ear
Mini Music Lesson: How to Determine the Key of a Song
How to Play an Entire Song by Ear
Mini Music Lesson: How to Transpose
Ukulele Accompaniments
Ukulele Fingerboard Chart
Ukulele Chord Dictionary

Additional Information

Series: Teach Yourself Series
Author: Morton Manus, Ron Manus
Instrument: Ukulele
Format: Book
Page Count: 64
Item Number: 00-33552
ISBN 10: 0-7390-6340-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-6340-8
UPC: 038081373522

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