Books

How Songs Work Understanding Chord Progressions On The Ukulele
"How Songs Work is the perfect book for ukulele players wanting to move well beyond the “hum and strum” level of musical understanding​" Jim D'Ville, Ukulele Magazine (UkuleleMag.com)
An invaluable resource for ukulele players who want to free themselves from the song book, jam with others, work out songs by ear, or write their own songs. As well as explaining the theory behind common chord progressions, it shows you the songs that use them and includes charts and diagrams so you can play them in any key. If you're starting to tire of reading the chords to every song you play, and wish you could join in with a jam but don't know the songs, this is the book for you!
A4 wire-bound book, 79 pages. £15 plus p&p (choose UK, EU, or Rest Of The World from the drop down box).

How Music Works on the Ukulele
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An invaluable resource for ukulele players who want to move on from simply ‘following the pictures’ and begin to understand how the music they are playing works. Learn techniques and concepts that will allow you to jam with others without resorting to song sheets, recognise the patterns that make learning new songs a breeze, work out songs by ear, and create your own music. No prior knowledge is assumed, and no music reading is necessary, as everything is shown on the ukulele fingerboard.
A4 wire-bound book, 64 pages. £15 plus p&p (choose UK, EU, or Rest Of The World from the drop down box).

Blues Ukulele
A collection of 10 classic blues songs arranged in both tablature and as lyric/ chord sheets. Contains Big Bed Blues, Diddie Wa Diddie, Police Dog Blues, I Heard The Voice Of A Porkchop, Goodnight Irene, Trouble In Mind, Rollin’ and Tumblin’, Winin’ Boy Blues, Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out, and James Alley Blues.

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A4 wire bound book, 30 pages. £10 plus p&p (choose UK, EU, or Rest Of The World from the drop down box).

Alternative Tunings For Ukulele
There are many ways you can tune your uke to get new sounds, sweet sounding chord progressions, ringing drones, and to help make playing the uke more comfortable, fun and accessible. Stuck in a rut? Looking for songwriting inspiration? Want to play slide or clawhammer? This is the book for you! Try out 8 new tunings (all 8 shown for both C tuned and baritone instruments), each presented with instructions to get tuned up, chord diagrams for common chords, and a piece to play.

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A5 wire bound book, 42 pages. £10 plus p&p (choose UK or Rest Of The World from the drop down box).

Rags, Cakewalks & Dances 
Ten original pieces arranged for high G tuned ukulele that explore the harmonic and rhythmic twists and turns of ragtime music. includes tablature for each piece and performance notes.

e-Book and audio: Instant download (.pdf) £8+tax.

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A selection from the works of Thomas Campion
Ten pieces​ by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620) arranged for solo ukulele and presented in tablature and standard notation.

 

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