Holly’s Ukulele Method

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Uke Dawg Productions
Holly Rudin-Braschi
Softcover, 188 pp.

86 Downloadable MP3s of all exercises and songs included! There are many ways to play the ukulele. All are valid, particularly if the result is music that is clear, rhythmic and inspired. Holly’s Ukulele Method™ helps you do all of this and much more! The most comprehensive manual for learning and teaching ukulele, Holly developed the playing techniques in Holly’s Ukulele Method™ over ten years of teaching beginners from grade school to grad school.

If you have a fire in your belly to make music, plus make a commitment to practice a minimum of 20 minutes 5-days a week with this book, you will be on the road to becoming a ukulele musician, not simply a ukulele player. This detailed, information-packed guide transforms your ukulele into a tool to teach you the basics of musicianship… skills that can be applied to any other instrument.

Perfect for both private or classroom study, Holly’s Ukulele Method™is organized as a six-lesson course in reading music to encourage ukulele players to learn more than chords and songs. The ability to read music enables you to sight-read music you have never heard; listen to new music then play the notes and chords “by ear” while recognizing their names and rhythms; write new music, and much, much more.

YOU WILL LEARN TO… 

    • Read music and tablature in the key of C so you can pick up any piece of music and play it
    • Play melody lines
    • Play chords to accompany yourself and others
    • Combine both melody and chords for dynamite solo playing
    • Fingerpick and strum for a professional sound

LESSONS INCLUDE…

    • String-by-string music reading
    • Over 86 musical exercises and songs to master the techniques in the book
    • Free downloadable music instruction MP3s for all of the exercises and songs at www.hollyukulele.com
    • Clear descriptions
    • Easy-to-follow photos and drawings
    • Songs and chords
    • Strumming and fingerpicking technique
    • Finger exercises
    • Music writing

Click here for reviews on Holly’s Ukulele Method and also here in Ukulele Magazine.

 

6 reviews for Holly’s Ukulele Method

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charylu Roberts

    Fabulous! Exactly what I needed to be inspired to learn this little, happy-sounding instrument. As a piano teacher I’ve wanted to pick up another instrument I could eventually teach, and this book is perfect for that goal. I’ve seen lots of uke books over the years, but this one is the most comprehensive, with full audio (downloadable) for each example or song, and fun factoids and history scattered throughout.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Greg Longfellow

    I have wanted to play the Ukulele for many years, with a goal of playing one particular Paul McCartney ukulele song (Ram On). Being the type who likes to start at the beginning of any new endeavor with a through foundation of the subject at hand, a family friend presented me with Holly’s Ukulele Method book.
    With Holly’s book and online videos and new ukulele in hand, I started playing the “introductory songs” immediately while getting my fingers used to changing chords strumming, and reading music. I gained enough confidence that I soon learned the more advanced chords for the McCartney song and, after only two months, I have now learned to play it.
    There is a lot of information in this book, presented in an easy-to-understand format with clear illustrations and photographs. It covers everything you need to know to play your ukulele for the first time, includes basic music theory, such as how to read notes on the treble clef, rhythmic values of notes, and progresses to advanced techniques such as combining melody and chords, arpeggios and advanced strumming.
    Additionally, there are 86 instructional mp3s you can access on-line, so you can hear how the music should sound. References in the back of the book include interesting facts about ukuleles, how to care for your ukulele, tuning advice, fretboard chart etc.
    This will be a useful reference as I progress in my knowledge and practice of the ukulele. Five stars for Holly’s Ukulele Method.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Gordon

    As a long-term amateur ukulele player I am always looking for quality instruction books. This one is by far the best I have come across. it is quite versatile in that it is easily understood both by beginners and by those, like me, who have struggled for years in trying to perfect a personal style of playing the ukulele. Holly seems to have a good sense of what works at any level of playing this instrument. I recommend this book.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Gordon

    I have been playing the ukulele for a number of years but had not found an instruction book which really hits all the bases. “Holly’s Ukulele Method” is a home run. Her book is the best I have come across. It should appeal not only to those, like me, who already have some knowledge and experience with the ukulele, but also to beginners and even seasoned players. Holly has a good sense of what works at any level of playing this instrument. I highly recommend this ukulele instruction book.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charylu Roberts

    Fabulous! Exactly what I needed to be inspired to learn this little, happy-sounding instrument. As a piano teacher, I’ve wanted to pick up another instrument I could eventually teach, and this book is perfect for that goal. I’ve seen lots of uke books over the years, but this one is the most comprehensive, with full audio (downloadable) for each example or song, and fun factoids and history scattered throughtout.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Greg Longfellow

    I have wanted to play the Ukulele for many years, with a goal of playing one particular Paul McCartney song. I learned the first 2 chords in Holly’s Ukulele Method and started playing the “introductory songs.” This gave me the opportunity to get my fingers used to changing chords and strumming. I gained enough confidence that I soon learned the more advanced chords for my song and, after only two months, I have now learned to play it.
    There is a lot of information in this book, presented in an easy-to-understand format with clear illustrations and photographs. It covers everything you need to know to play your uke for the first time, includes basic music theory, such as how to read notes on the treble clef, rhythmic values of notes, and progresses to advanced techniques such as combining melody and chords. arpeggios and advanced strumming.
    There are 86 instructional mp3s you can access on-line, so you can hear how the music should sound. References in the back of the book include interesting facts about ukuleles, how to care for your uke, tuning advice, fretboard chart etc.
    I am only a short way into the book, but feel I am gathering important basic knowledge. It will be a useful reference as I progress in my knowledge and practice of the ukulele.

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