(Note to Readers: if you've got the book already and are looking for the audio files which accompany it- go to the exact web address shown in the front of the book or click here.
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What this book has to offer
If you play ukulele to a basic level but want to take your playing skills to the next level then this book is for you!
By focusing on really listening to and understanding the music you play, knowing about common song forms and chord progressions, plus nailing essential ukulele skills like moveable chords, common strumming rhythms and more... you can go beyond basic ukulele playing, and begin to think, hear and feel like a real musician.
BITESIZE, EASY TO DIGEST LESSONS COVERING CHORDS AND PROGRESSIONS, KEY CHANGES, MOVEABLE CHORD SHAPES, COMMON RHYTHMIC STYLES AND STRUMMING TECHNIQUES, DEVELOPING YOUR MUSICAL 'EAR' ...PLUS MUCH MORE
PERFECT FOR THE 'UKULELE HOBBYIST' AS WELL AS MORE SERIOUS UKE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO BOOST THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND BECOME MORE CONFIDENT AND PROFICIENT UKULELE PLAYERS AND PERFORMERS
QUICK QUIZZES AND OVER 100 PRACTICAL EXERCISES (WITH CHORD BOXES) HELP TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND AND CAN USE EACH CONCEPT COVERED IN THE BOOK
SUPER CLEAR LANGUAGE AND EXPLANATIONS, CHORD BOXES, FRETBOARD DIAGRAMS PLUS AUDIO DEMONSTRATIONS MAKE EVERYTHING EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW. ABSOLUTLEY NO MUSIC READING NEEDED!
AVOID THE CONFUSION MOST UKE PLAYERS EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTAND IN MINUTES THINGS WHICH BAFFLE MANY PLAYERS FOR YEARS!
OVER 100 DOWNLOADABLE PLAY-ALONG 'LIVE FEEL' BACKING TRACKS. HEAR HOW MOST OF THE EXERCISES IN THE BOOK SOUND PLUS PLAY-ALONG ON YOUR UKULELE - ONE OF THE BEST POSSIBLE PRACTICE METHODS YOU CAN USE FOR AWESOME PROGRESS.
What's In It?
In Next Level Ukulele You'll Discover...
How to learn to play ‘by ear’. This is how many musicians can work out and play songs they’ve never even played before! Learn how to develop the skills you need to eventually be able to do this (and massively improve your playing in the process)
How to understand and recognise the common elements we see in the popular ukulele repertoire - major and minor chords and keys, different rhythms and time signatures, ‘seventh’ chords, common chord sequences, key changes, ‘borrowed’ chords and much, much more
Common song forms and structures like the 12 bar blues, ‘IV’ chord chorus songs, and songs based on simple repeating chord patterns. Knowing this information makes it much easier to learn and remember most of the songs you'll probably ever play
How to massively expand your ukulele chord knowledge with 'moveable' chord shapes. These simple shapes can be used to play any common chord you'll ever need (perfect for players who feel like a lack of chord knowledge is holding them up!)
Learn to ‘feel the rhythm’ and nail common rhythmic feels and strumming patterns - including swing rhythms, shuffles, ‘train’ rhythms, waltz time and more. You'll be amazed at what an improved sense of timing and rhythm will do for your ukulele skills and your confidence
Plus using a capo, diminished and augmented sounds, how to work out the key and chords for a song, and much more to help you take big strides forward on the ukulele!
With over 100 play-along tracks, this Is more than just another ukulele book!
To makeNext Level Ukulele a complete learning and practice method, it comes with over 100 play-along practice tracks. These tracks sound just like a 'live band' and are the perfect way to practice making music on the uke - both on your own as well as with other musicians! Use these downloadable audio tracks to:
Hear how the examples sound
Improve your musical ear and your listening and recognition skills!
Play-Along on your uke (possibly the best way to see amazing results from your practice time)
(Note to readers: if you're here because you're looking for the audio files which accompany Next Level Ukulele then go to the exact web address shown in the front of the book or click here.
Next Level Ukulele is for you if...
You want to improve your ukulele playing skills and feel more confident when playing alone or with other musicians in ukulele clubs and groups
You’d like to become one of those players who can hear songs and work them out simply by using their ears!
You want a deeper understanding of how to play music, chords and rhythm on the ukulele
You’d like to be able to recognise the common chords, chord progressions, song forms and key changes used in the popular ukulele repertoire
Here's what some readers say about our first ukulele book Music Theory for Ukulele...
"I always wanted to understand more about what I was doing. Then when your book came along it became the vehicle to have a better understanding of the theory of music and how it relates to my ukulele playing. Thanks!"
- Rich (satisfied Music Theory for Ukulele reader)
"Your book is excellent...Thank you for a very well done method and theory book!"
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"I can't wait for your new book to become available this week. Your first book 'Music Theory for Ukulele' has a prominent place on my bookshelf. I refer to this book many times during my time of practicing"
Pat K (satisfied Music Theory for Ukulele reader)
" I’m 82 and started my first venture into music with a soprano ukulele that my wife bought from an ad in a magazine. Now 3 years later I play a tenor and practice almost every day. Music Theory for Ukulele goes hand in hand with my music goals. I’ve worked through it 3 times and learn something new every time. Thanks "
R. Finch (satisfied Music Theory for Ukulele reader)
Plus over 300 amazing reviews from happy readers on the worlds largest online bookstore !
“After the seeing the amazing response I got from my first book, Music Theory for Ukulele, I began thinking about what else I could create which would help players of all levels to improve their playing so that they could get even more enjoyment from their instrument.
After asking everyone in the ukulele club which I run, the answer to this question became clear. Players told me that, even though they could play a few songs and chords, they didn't really know what to do in order to improve. Nor were they totally comfortable when making music with other people - they worried about losing their place, playing out of time, and worst of all - having to play something they'd never played before!
Next Level Ukulele is my attempt to help any uke player who feels this way. By following the clearly laid out steps in this book and play-along audio package, I firmly believe that any player can improve their musical 'ear' and listening ability, their rhythmic and strumming skills, their knowledge of how to play music and much more to make them a more confident ukulele player and better all round musician.
It is my hope that by following the method in Next Level Ukulele you can get more enjoyment than ever before from our wonderful and fun instrument ”
David Shipway, 2022
Why wait? Get your book now!
Ready to see a dramatic boost in your ukulele and music skills? Then grab Next Level Ukulele (and over 100 play-along practice tracks) right now and get started on your journey of ukulele discovery!