At the heart of The Ukulele Way is a series of six books that teach you how to play melody, harmony and rhythm simultaneously. Renowned performer and teacher James Hill de-mystifies this musical juggling act step-by-step with clear, well-organized lessons, helpful exercises and a wide selection of repertoire. The Ukulele Way covers:
Scales and chords
Single, double and triple strums
Combining melody and harmony
Arranging for solo ukulele
Improvisation and more!
Of course, technique without repertoire is no fun so The Ukulele Way includes a wide range of popular, traditional, jazz and classical arrangements, each recorded by the author on the Companion CD (included).
But that's just the beginning. The Ukulele Way is much more than a method book. It's also an interactive website, a library of tutorial videos and a community of learners and teachers. Become a member at www.theukuleleway.com (your first 10 lessons are FREE!).
Book 5 focuses on chromatic melody and harmony, including lessons on the chromatic scale and secondary dominant 7 chords. Repertoire includes: Capital Blues, Ciribiribin, two pieces by Mozart (German Dance and Minuet from Don Giovanni), Spring Song (Mendelssohn), a fun and challenging arrangement of I've Been Working on the Railroad plus a fingerstyle arrangement of the classic jazz standard Ja-Da!
Books 1 and 2 are for beginners, books 3 and 4 intermediate and 5 and 6 advanced. Book 6 available soon! UPC: 9780986853692 ISBN: 978-0-9868536-9-2