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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Instruction & Study / Techniques
  • Language:English
  • Pages:64
  • eBook ISBN:9781620959855

Ukulele Bartt's Ultimate Ukulele

The World's Greatest Instructional Book

by Bartt Warburton

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Play ukulele! World-renowned virtuoso Bartt Warburton will turn you into a uke player with this detailed 33-chapter beginner book. It's packed with interactive exercises, play-along songs, charts, photos, and clear instructions that will thrill your ukulele soul! Bartt is the LAUSD Teacher of the Year. He teaches as well as he plays, and so will you! These 33 chapters are a complete tutorial, but if you want a little something extra, every lesson has bonus links to videos and sound files. If you can connect to the Internet, you'll be able to watch and hear Bartt demonstrate everything. But you don't need the videos to use this book - it stands alone!


Bartt shows you exactly how to: * read chord diagrams, with free charts in three tunings: GCEA, D-tuning, and baritone * hold and tune your uke * play flats and sharps, inversions, moveable chord shapes and barre chords * play the blues * finger-pick, play scales and chord solos * choose strings and uke sizes * transpose any chord or song into any key, using Bartt’s Key-Changer Pizza™ * turn guitar chords into uke chords * change strings and tie the end-loop * get free song charts * get a photo and video gallery of the world’s top ukulele players When Bartt teaches, you REALLY learn. With a colorful, easy-to-enjoy writing style, and a journalism diploma from UCLA, Bartt will help you become a better ukulele player. Bartt used to be a beginner, too. He understands how overwhelming it can be. His supportive, original and truly educational instructions will have you looking forward to the next chapter. Bartt tells you how to do stuff. And he tells you very clearly. You will get it! He’s taught all over the world: America, England, New Zealand, Greece. But traveling doesn’t make you a good teacher. Success as a uke teacher means that your students become ukulele players. Any age, any level – if you fall in love with your instrument, your teacher did a good job. And Bartt’s students span the planet. There are lots of ukulele players, but there is only one ukulele teacher who has been given a commendation by the mayor of Los Angeles; been named “Teacher of the Year” in America’s second-largest district, the 40,000-teacher Los Angeles Unified School District; and has also been called a “Modern-Day Master” by the Los Angeles Times. Although this book can be used as a companion to the popular “Ukulele Bartt’s Ultimate Ukulele” DVD, you don’t need to have the DVD. This book is an independent learning tool. Some of the lessons correlate to the DVD, but this book stands on its own. Just like you soon will! Learn today, and learn from Bartt. It’s fun!

About the author

Ukulele Bartt Warburton is recognized around the world for his "Fancy Fingers" workshops and his dazzling musical performances. The Los Angeles Times calls him a "modern-day master.” In addition to his playing prowess, he is equally acclaimed for being as much fun as you can have with four strings. Jim Beloff calls Bartt “a fearless uke player who combines his significant chops and wacky sense of humor to teach uke basics, as well as much more advanced techniques.” Bartt was honored as "Teacher of the Year" in the 40,000-teacher Los Angeles Unified School District, America's second-largest district. He's also been awarded a commendation from the mayor of Los Angeles. Bartt has released two CDs and an instructional DVD, “Ukulele Bartt’s Ultimate Ukulele,” which can be found across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. His instructional book is on the way. Bartt’s wide spectrum of musical influences ranges from Flamenco to Beatles to Beethoven and Mozart. As he traverses the planet, he brings home new ideas. You might learn just about anything at his next workshop! Bartt is the creator of a popular website with lessons, chord charts, message boards, and videos for players of all skill levels. More than a million viewers have enjoyed his Internet videos. In addition to his vigorous ukulele career, Bartt also keeps himself busy as a recording engineer in his Los Angeles studio.

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