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Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele

By John King

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Ukulele - Beginning-Intermediate
Edited by John King. Arranged by John King. All Styles. E-book and online audio. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications - Digital Sheet Music (M0.20250BCDEB).

Item Number: M0.20250BCDEB

ISBN 1610651456.

Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele presents ukulele music as you have never seen or heard it before. An anthology of pieces selected from the earliest known methods and collections published for the ukulele between 1909 and 1920, Famous Solos and Duets is newly engraved in both standard notation and tablature and contains extensive fingering and performance instructions.

Edited, arranged, and performed by ukulele virtuoso and historian John King, this collection makes the original, classic repertoire of this charming little instrument available to the public for the first time in nearly a century. The Preface, informative and thoroughly researched, places the ukulele and its music in historical context, from its early days in Hawai'i, to its widespread popularity on the Mainland. Showcasing pieces which are both challenging and beautiful, Early Solos and Duets features the music of Queen Lili'uokalani, King Kalakaua, Ernest Ka'ai, Henry Kailimai, George Awai, George Kia Nahaolelua, N. B. Bailey and Vadah Olcott Bickford. Also included in Early Solos and Duets are invaluable instructions for the different styles of strumming as played by the "Father of the ukulele," Ernest Ka'ai. The audio contains all 22 pieces expertly performed by Mr. King.

Companion audio available by clicking on the 'Listen' link above, or at www.melbay.com.

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