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Hints & Tips for Advanced Ukulele Players (Hawaiian Style)

By Hideo M. Kimura

Ukulele (soprano) - Advanced
Composed by Hideo M. Kimura. Technique, Theory and Reference, Saddle-stitched, Style, Ukulele: Soprano, Folk. Hawaiian. Book. 68 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #98235. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98235).

Item Number: MB.98235

ISBN 9780786647040. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Learn the inner secrets of trick and novelty ukulele playing as well as the basics of advanced jazz-type chord substitution. Add color to your solos with this goldmine of little-known techniques. If you can already pick and strum the basic melody of a song, you can use the ideas in this manual to learn how to express your creativity. How-to instructions include: wah-wah, chime and bongo effects, vamp runs, multiple tremolos, the rhumbas strum, pencil percussion, the bend, two-on-one-uke, speed picking, ukulele electronics, and more. A useful bonus is a 13-page section on basic and advanced chords featuring five to seven different ways to play the same chord up the fretboard.

  • Matchover Strumming & Picking 
  • Curved Bottom Ukes 
  • Percussion Ukulele 
  • Snare Drum Effect 
  • Mandolin Effect 
  • Bellows Effect 
  • How To Do The "Trill" 
  • How To Do The "Slide" 
  • How To Do The "Wa-Wa" Effect 
  • How To Play The "Chimes" 
  • Playing Behind The Head 
  • How To Do The "Bend" 
  • Thumb Picking 
  • Tremolo Techniques 
  • Coloring Your Hawaiian Vamp 
  • How To Pick Hawaiian Vamp Runs 
  • Hawaiian Vamp Runs 
  • How To Do The Two-Beat Pick-Up On The Hawaiian Vamp 
  • The Rhumba Strum 
  • How To Do The Rhumba Strum 
  • Application Of The Rhumba Beat-Picking & Strumming 
  • Application Of Rhumba Strumming 
  • Tuning Your Uke Under Fire 
  • Heeday's "Knuckle-Knock" Strum 
  • Thumb-Knocking For Bongo Effects 
  • Thumb Knock With Strumming 
  • Maracas Effect 
  • Ukulele Electronics 
  • Two-On-One Novelty 
  • Using Your Tape Recorder To Improvise 
  • Adapting To Different Picking Methods 
  • The "Finger Roll Picking (Plucking)" 
  • How To Do The "Slur" 
  • Picking "Hawaiian War Chant" 
  • Hawaiian War Chant 
  • How To Run Scales 
  • Expanding Your Chord "Savvy" 
  • Major Chords 
  • Minor Chords 
  • Dominant Seventh (7th) Chords 
  • Dominant Seventh Chords With Lowered Fifth 
  • Dominant Ninth (9th) Chords 
  • Dominant Seventh Chords With Raised Fifth 
  • Major Seventh Chords 
  • Major Sixth Chords 
  • Minor Seventh Chords  
  • Minor Sixth Chords 
  • Diminished Seventh Chords 
  • Augmented Chords 
  • Major Ninth Chords With 5th Omitted 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Petey Forrest
    Ottawa, Canada
    Difficulty Level:
  • May 16, 2008 An absolute must!

    This book has all the tips and ukulele techniques that will make your performance shine! It's fantastic.

    33 of 56 people found this review helpful.
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