I Play Ukulele, Book 1
The first volume in an innovative new tutor/grade book series, I Play Ukulele, Book 1 takes the student from the very beginning through to a secure Preliminary standard. Much more than just a collection of strumming tunes, this book introduces both rhythm and melody playing, with a focus on developing the strong, flexible right-hand technique demanded by the new wave of modern ukulele repertoire.
Through a range of bright, fun compositions (some with lyrics), students learn the basics of chord/rhythm playing, melody playing, music notation and theory. The 60-track CD contains both demonstration performances and backing tracks. The pieces are divided into Lists A (rhythm), B (melody) and C (melody and chords), providing a full range of repertoire options for the ANZCA Level One Ukulele examination.
I Play Ukulele 1 also includes technical work, sight reading and aural training, making this a true “all-in-one” preparation tool for the Level One exam. The full syllabus for this level is included as an appendix on the final page of the book.