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The Ukulele Primer Book with DVD by Bert Casey is designed to help the beginnner learn how to play the ukulele. This course can be used with a Soprano, Concert, or Tenor ukulele. This lesson starts off with the absolute basics like parts of the uke, tuning (G, C, E, A), left and right hand position, and how to strum. After covering the basics, you will learn how to play chords and different strum patterns in the context of fifteen popular songs. The fifty page book contains written instruction, music notation, helpful tips, chord charts, and detailed photographs. The 86 minute DVD provides video instruction for all of the techniques and songs covered in the book. The video uses split screens so you will be able to clearly see both hands and the music at all times. This is the perfect course for teaching a beginner how to play the ukulele. Entertain your friends and family by learning how to play this great instrument that is soaring in popularity

Contents & Features

  • Parts of the Ukulele
  • Proper Playing Position
  • How to Tune the Ukulele
  • How to Read Ukulele Tab
  • Basic Chords
  • Different Strumming Patterns
  • All songs are played at 2 speeds
  • All exercises are demonstrated
  • Chord Chart
  • Strum Library
  • Music Theory

Songs

  • He's Got the Whole World
  • Pay Me My Money Down
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Streets of Laredo
  • Tom Dooley
  • Worried Man Blues
  • Banks of the Ohio
  • Jamaica Farewell
  • Amazing Grace
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • The Sloop John B
  • O Mary Don't You Weep
  • Midnight Special
  • 12 Bar Blues in A
  • 12 Bar Blues in E

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14.95 & 2.05 shipping

The Upright Bass Primer Book with Audio CD by Andy Howald is an instructional book that focuses on the beginning player and emphasizes proper playing technique. The book will guide the student through learning parts of the bass, proper playing position, tuning the bass, right and left hand technique, marking the positions, how to read tablature, playing notes, how to play with other instruments, and will also teach several songs. The book focuses on playing in a folk or bluegrass style and will teach the beginner how to play several bluegrass standards

Techniques Covered

  • Parts of the Bass
  • Playing Condition
  • Holding the Bass
  • Right Hand Position
  • Tuning
  • Left Hand Technique
  • Finger Placement
  • Fingering Positions
  • Marking Positions
  • Tablature
  • Playing Notes
  • Chords
  • Muting
  • Playing Songs
  • Practice Tips

Songs

  • Tom Dooley
  • 3 Chord Song
  • Going Down That Road
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Sitting On Top of the World
  • He's Got the Whole World
  • Dark Hollow
  • Going Down that Road Version 2
  • Bass Walks
  • Pretty Polly
  • Reuben's Train
  • John Hardy
  • Cryin Holy
  • Little Maggie
  • Pallet on Your Floor
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • Way Downtown

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The Intro to Upright Bass DVD by Andy Howald is a 70 minute video lesson that covers the material in the Upright Bass Primer Book. It focuses on the beginning player and emphasizes proper technique. The video will discuss parts of the bass, proper playing position, tuning the bass, right and left hand technique, marking the positions, how to read tablature, playing notes, how to play with other instruments, and the lesson will also teach several songs. We'll focus on playing in a folk or bluegrass style and learn how to play several bluegrass standards. The video features split screens that allow for close up views of the left and right hand as well as the tablature to be on screen at the same time.

Techniques Covered

  • Parts of the Bass
  • Playing Condition
  • Holding the Bass
  • Right Hand Position
  • Tuning
  • Left Hand Technique
  • Marking Positions
  • Tablature
  • Playing Notes
  • Chords
  • Muting
  • Playing Songs

Songs

  • Tom Dooley
  • 3 Chord Song
  • Going Down That Road
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Sitting On Top of the World
  • He's Got the Whole World
  • Dark Hollow
  • Going Down that Road Version

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