Ukulele Crazy!: Everything You Need to Know About the Ukulele and How to Play It

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Ukulele Crazy! is a celebration of one of music's most beloved instruments. With a rich history spanning back to Portugal (and not Hawaii, as everyone thinks) the ukulele is currently going through an incredibly popular 21st century revival. As a member of the guitar family, the ukulele has charmed a wide range of popular musicians, as well as amateur players, from all over the world, with its distinct melodic and upbeat sound. Contained within the book are all the basics you need to know to get you started on your way. From a fascinating overview of the instrument's history, its key makers, manufacturers and world famous players, through to the more practical, and vital, elements such as what ukulele to buy, what chords to learn, how to strum along to songs and what festivals to attend if you fancy jamming along with others. So, don't delay - pick up a ukulele today and play!

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On the front of this utterly charming little book it says Everything you need to know about the ukulele and how to play it and that s pretty much what it does. Beautifully written and presented, it s a gentle meander through the ukulele s humble beginnings in Portugal, to King David Kalakaua of Hawaii s epic all-night hula parties in the 1870s, to the global revival we are enjoying today. --http://thepukes.co.uk/

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With a background as a musician on the Sixties rock scene, Mike Evans began writing about popular music in the Seventies as a broadcaster in local radio and freelance writer, his work appearing in Sounds, Elle, and as a regular contributor to Melody Maker. His books include the much-acclaimed The Art of the Beatles in 1984, the bestselling Elvis: A Celebration, NYC Rock: Rock'n'Roll in the Big Apple and Waking Up In New York City and Ray Charles: The Birth Of Soul.

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