Fred Sokolow – Complete Beginners Ukulele Guide
Jan 20 2017
The ukulele has never been more popular, and Fred Sokolow’s relaxed, user-friendly teaching style makes it easy to learn. Volume One of this three-part series starts right at the beginning, showing you how to tune and hold the uke.
Fred teaches you how to play songs of many genres, including Jambalaya, Stand By Me, Ghost Riders In the Sky and more. In the process of learning these classic tunes, you’ll acquire several strumming patterns and over a dozen easy chords, enabling you to play in five keys. It’s a great way to get started on the uke!
Fred slows all the tunes down and breaks them down so they’re easy to learn. You’ll also enjoy his “uke lore,” stories about the the songs and the players. All the songs are written out in tab and music, with chord grids as well.
Whether you’re a novice or a uke player wanting more repertoire and technique, there’s plenty here for you. It’s a great way to get started on this wonderful instrument, and a great way to expand your uke horizons!
This DVD is the first in a set of three instructional DVDs by Fred Sokolow from the series. The other in the series are “Intermediate” and “Advanced”. Though the official title of the DVD is “Complete Beginners Ukulele Guide” instructor Sokolow assumes from the “get go” that you understand musical notes and chords – and probably already play the guitar. He does state in the first chapter that “if you don’t play the guitar already, you might want to skip the first few minutes” but, even after that is assumes you know you E flts and F sharps. But if you know music scales – and certainly if you play the guitar – Sokolow’s teaching method will guide you.
All the “teaching videos” have the instructor performing complete songs and the DVD menu lets you go direct to the “Songs”.
Running time: 82 min
Video: MPEG Video, 720×480, 29.970 fps, 6100 Kbps
Audio: AC-3 , 48.0 KHz, 2 channels, 192 Kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 3.72 Gb