- Spiral-bound: 86 pages
- Publisher: Mutual Publishing; Spi Har/Co edition (October 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1566478065
- ISBN-13: 978-1566478069
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #698,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Let's Kanikapila! Ten Steps To Learn Ukulele the Hawaiian Way Spiral-bound – October 1, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
"Let's Kanikapila!" differs from other recent Ukulele starter books in that the emphasis is on Hawaiian styles of playing and accompanying, drawing on authentic tunes. There are lovely photographs and illustrations,a demonstration and practice CD,not to mention a beautiful young Hawaiian guide that will encourage anyone to want to learn and improve.
Shirley Screech (yes really!) Musician and Music teacher.
Then I found this book. Wow. I have recommended it to my Ukulele club as the best single book I have found that, in 10 lessons, will take you from picking up the Uke for the first time ...to strumming, picking, playing melodies, or all 3 together, all over the keyboard. It's also includes "rounds" for multiple Ukes, which sound so sweet.
Despite the title, many songs inside are not Hawaiian. Those that are have the Hawaiian words as well as English (yay). I've fallen in love with Hawai'i Pono which you learn to play using melody, then fingerpicking or strum.
The accompanying CD (which I put on my Shuffle) lets you hear how it is supposed to sound, then you just play along with the exercises and songs as often as you like.
It progresses at just the right pace from simple to complex and I really feel like I'm starting to understand this instrument, and I love hearing myself play now. :)
I subtracted one star because I just WISH they would not use 2 Ukes to play the songs, one playing melody, one strumming & chords. The melody Uke does not allow me to follow the chord changes as they relate to strumming pattern on the second Uke. If they would just include one more track for each song where you only hear strum pattern and chord changes, it would be perfect.Read more ›
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Very interesting to see how Hawaiian schools teach ukulele to their youngsters.Published 19 months ago by Linda Cole
Got our 11 year old daughter a Ukulele and she taught herself very fast with the help of this book and one other.Published on March 21, 2014 by M. Nolan
Good book to take you all the way to playing a pretty good tune with all the skills of a proPublished on January 28, 2014 by Jeannne M. Sheffield