Alfred's Kid's Ukulele Course 1: Book & Online Audio
The easiest ukulele method ever for kids ages 5 and up. This fun method teaches you to play songs on the ukulele right away. The accompanying online audio always lets you hear how the music should sound on any computer or handheld device. Three irresistible ukulele experts guide students along---a clever, classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They draw attention to what's important on each page and make learning music fun! Parents can be effective guides through this course, even if they've never had any musical training. This course is also perfect for the classroom. Songs include "Aloha Oe," "Over the Rainbow," "When the Saints Go Marching In," and more.
Alfred has long been regarded as a great method for teaching children an instrument, and this ukulele course is no exception. Filled with fun illustrations, this book uses familiar children's songs to teach the the skills and chords necessary to lay a solid musical foundation.
Course 1 starts with a simple C chord, learning 4 chords by the end of the book, intermixed with plucking individual notes, rests, half notes, and the staff. Course 2 picks up with a review before moving onto dotted half notes, ¾ time, more notes, tempo, the key of F, dynamics, eighth notes, and two more chords. Books are softcover with 38-44 pages each and are available with either a video DVD or online access to audio that corresponds with the text book. Laura