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The Complete What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know [Kindle Edition]

Barry Maz
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

TWO UKULELE BESTSELLERS NOW AVAILABLE IN ONE COMPLETE VOLUME!

Bringing together the bestselling ukulele beginners guides, 'What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know' and 'More Of What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know' in one handy volume. The Complete What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know!

Barry Maz - creator of the popular Got A Ukulele website brings you over 50 detailed chapters aimed at advising new ukulele players on the things that most tutor books leave out, with everything from how to hold the uke, fingernail care, to basic theory and advice on practice regimes. Want advice on cases, on performing, on types of wood? Look no further. What about electronics, how to tune up, advice on strings - that's covered too. In fact, just about everything a new player will think about is in here.

This is NOT a how to play or a song book, but has been called an 'owners manual for new players' -an answer to all those niggling questions that will hit you when you first start playing. Barry recommends that his guides are read alongside traditional tuition (whether you are learning online, from books or with a teacher) as a means to supplement your all round knowledge of the ukulele. An essential point of reference that you will keep dipping back in to.

And don't worry! If you prefer one or other of the original books they are still available and always will be!

Includes an interactive table of contents, glossary and useful reference section for beginners.


ALSO AVAILABLE - Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know


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About the Author

Barry is a well known player in the ukulele community, lead vocalist and uke in leading ukulele band 'The N'Ukes',  and founder of the website Got A Ukulele, now one of the most popular resources for new ukulele players.


For the past 25 years he dabbled with acoustic and electric guitar, but was switched on to the ukulele several years ago on account of a number of his musical heroes championing the uke (the likes of George Harrison and Loudon Wainwright III amongst others).

Like most beginners, Barry started with a cheap and nasty uke which was a struggle to play, so he started to explore better quality instruments. The more he played, the more he enjoyed this humble little instrument and decided to start sharing his experiences on the internet. The response was massive with the site being hugely popular today. He doesn't so much write about 'how to play', but rather shares his love of the instrument and provides advice to new players on how to live with a ukulele.

He doesn't class himself as a great player, just a strummer but has an infectious love for the instrument and a desire to help other new players who are just starting out. Following the success of the blog he was persuaded to put down his best tips and advice for new players into a series of books. They hit the shelves at just the right time with great success (his first book going on to become the best selling music book on Kindle at one point in 2011)

The ukulele really is an instrument for everyone - its quick to pick up the basics (most beginners can easily be playing a simple song in 30 minutes) and it really gets people talking.

Keep strumming!

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  • Print Length: 347 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478181206
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  • Language: English
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The best way to explain this book might be to first explain where I'm coming from with regards to the review. I've played guitar for nearly 30 years. I've dabbled with other instruments here and there. I love blues of all kinds...from Heavy Metal Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Megadeth (I graduated in 1987...it's required!). To the classics of Pearl Jam, Floyd, Zep...to the blues of popular strains such as B.B. King, SRV, Clapton...to the jazz of Grant Green, Pat Martino, Jim Hall, and Ed Bickert...to lesser knowns such as Junior Watson ans Rick Holmstrom. Some Dylan and Ray Lamontagne too. So...that's my musical background in crib-notes form.

At this current day and age the ukulele has made an unprecedented resurgence in popularity. Or if you're around my age...it's first foray into the mainstream. The ukulele has permeated the pop culture and these little things are available in more places than guitars these days. One of the older gentleman I work with kept bringing his in. I played with it. I was hooked. I wanted to buy myself a uke. But dubious of all the current offerings, and knowing many companies like to just make something to sell...vs. make a quality instrument to play, I wanted to do my research before I purchased my first uke.

Not surprisingly, the sudden rush of popularity in ukuleles has produced a glut of mass produced instruments made to satisfy the casual purchaser. These should be avoided. In fact, like guitars, I'd say 50% of what's out there will be built for a quick sale and not for actual playability. with 40% more being made as genuine instruments. And 10% catering to the discerning collector or actual practicing musician. With costs for customs commonly in the thousands.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Both Maz books for uke together June 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Barry Maz has written two volumes on ukuleles, not "how to play" but rather, the info you want to know about strings, care, chords, scales, theory, and more. I have the versions on Kindle and they are useful because these books are a "read through" when you are new to uke playing, then a good reference book, say, when restringing or needing to do some maintenance or learning music theory. Even how to cut your fingernails for optimum plucking and fingering.

The lovely thing is you now can have both books in one with the new edition. So if you haven't purchased Book One, or you have book one and have not yet gotten book two, you might as well get this one and have it all in one resource.

I always recommend these books to new players and I keep mine handy at all times. It's interesting reading and a great reference, what more can you ask for?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a must have for every ukulele beginner March 25, 2013
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This book is top notch and a must have for beginners and advanced players. A treasurer chest of information about
this fantastic instrument that has become the "go to" book for all new ukulele aficionados.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Work February 26, 2013
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This text covers general issues. Great for everyone at any level but especially those of us just beginning. This book helps to explain similarities and differences with guitars. Buy this book even before you buy a ukulele.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Book For All Beginner Ukulele Players January 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is absolutely the best book I have found for new ukulele players like myself. I would recommend giving this great book a read before buying your ukulele, but if you already bought your ukulele it's not too late. This book goes far beyond any of the ukulele websites I have visited and other books I have found. It has given me the basics of understanding my ukulele and what I need to know to learn to play it. It is extremely well written and was very easy for me to understand what the author was saying. I found so much great information that I didn't know I wanted to know but, sure am glad that I know now!

I got my ukulele before Christmas and honestly haven't had a proper plan for learning how to play it and had sat it aside. After reading this book I understand a great deal better how I need to properly learn to play this instrument and how to get the most out of it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and will definitely be using it often as a reference as I learn play the ukulele. It has really rekindled my desire to learn to play the ukulele!

Thanks Barry for putting so much practical and useful ukulele information in one location! I can now stop wasting my time surfing the internet and use it learning to play my ukulele.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete...what uke players wanna know April 3, 2014
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Best book, especially for beginners, that I have ever read. You will learn a few things that will easily be worth the price of the book. Well written, repetitive where necessary, and chock full of good stuff! Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information that is easy to read. January 18, 2014
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This is an easy read and talks from a musician's perspective. It contains great information. I also like the fact that Maz tells you not only the accepted mainstream way of doing things but also other alternatives. I can quickly and easily apply this book to the real world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great informational book, easy to understand January 6, 2014
By Khager
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Great reading and simplified information on how to play the Ukulele. Concise instructions on step by step tips for playing
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading title. Not what this ukelele player wanted to know!
This book was NOT what I, as a beginning ukelele player, wanted to know. Is it filled with a tremendous amount of information about ukelele playing in general? Absolutely. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Robert D. Stern
5.0 out of 5 stars Not about how to play....
but instead about ukes and taking care of ukes and choosing a uke, all the stuff you could ask the guys at your music store... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book for a beginners
Great for a beginner, which I am not. It would have been more useful in my early ukulele playing
days. It would have help me to select more an instrument carefully.
Published 5 months ago by Carol Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
This kindle book covers all those question you have about caring, buying or using your Ukulele.
This book works well as a kindle book, I gotta give it two thumbs up.
Published 5 months ago by cv
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Useful
This book is an outstanding resource for beginners. As an old garage band guitarist with little musical education I was able to appreciate the small amount of music theory in the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Thom J.
5.0 out of 5 stars The missing ukulele manual !!
This book is packed with all kinds of useful information about the ukulele itself that is missing from other uke books. Read more
Published 8 months ago by badbadger
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK
The digital format is not visually appealing and so I had a hard time reading it. I haven't gotten very far into it.
Published 8 months ago by R. O'Herin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction and Overview
Without going into great esoteric detail the author distills interesting and pertinent information across a broad range of the subject. Interesting, useful reading and reference.
Published 11 months ago by Ralph C. Hoehn
4.0 out of 5 stars The Complete What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
I wish it was just a little bit longer. But it was fun reading and it included useful and interesting information.
Published 11 months ago by bopfan
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More About the Author

Barry is a well known player in the ukulele community, lead vocalist and ukulele in leading band 'The N'Ukes', and founder of the website Got A Ukulele, now one of the most popular resources for new ukulele players.


For the past 25 years he dabbled with acoustic and electric guitar, but was switched on to the ukulele several years ago on account of a number of his musical heroes championing the uke (the likes of George Harrison and Loudon Wainwright III amongst others).

Like most beginners, Barry started with a cheap and nasty uke which was a struggle to play, so he started to explore better quality instruments. The more he played, the more he enjoyed this humble little instrument and decided to start sharing his experiences on the internet. The response was massive with the site being hugely popular today. He doesn't so much write about 'how to play', but rather shares his love of the instrument and provides advice to new players on how to live with a ukulele.

He doesn't class himself as a great player, just a strummer but has an infectious love for the instrument and a desire to help other new players who are just starting out. Following the success of the blog he was persuaded to put down his best tips and advice for new players into a series of books. They hit the shelves at just the right time with great success (his first book going on to become the best selling music book on Kindle at one point in 2011)

The ukulele really is an instrument for everyone - its quick to pick up the basics (most beginners can easily be playing a simple song in 30 minutes) and it really gets people talking.

Keep strumming!

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