Absolute Beginners: Ukulele (Book And CD)

Books and CDs | Ukulele

Publisher: Wise Publications
Author: Steven Sproat
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing along with a backing track.

Absolute Beginners has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time. A look and learn course that uses clear pictures instead of long explanations. Practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know to get playing, fast! CD audio tracks to show you how things should sound, plus full length accompaniment tracks to play along with.

Written by Steven Sproat who is a Ukulele player with considerable experience. He has broadcast on many radio stations including BBC Radio 2 and BBC Scotland. Steven has played at prestigious venues such as Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Cheltenham Festival and the New York Ukulele Festival and is also a teacher – his most famous pupil being comedian Harry Hill!

For Ukuleles in standard GCEA tuning.

As well as the printed score, this book is supported by SoundWise:

eBook: a digital edition of your music to read on any device.


ISBN: 9781847722768
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 30 November 2007
No of pages: 40
Language: English
Catalogue No: AM991804

        Absolute Beginners: Ukulele (Book And CD) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 8.1 out of 10 based on 9 reviews
        1 out of 10


        Margate GB
        Up to page 17 ok.
        No explanation or comments on the CD.
        Page 18,bar one,no explanation just dashes.
        Page 25,Em cord,no finger positions shown.
        Confirmed purchase: 11 August 2017
        Published on: 27 August 2017

        Good morning Peter, Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry to hear that your disappointed with your purchase, We have a 30 day return and refund policy. if you would like to return this item, please email info@musicroom.com and we can arrange an RA number for you to return the item. Please quote order no 6066952 in all emails kind regards Karen

        8 out of 10


        Medway GB Always up for unusual.
        Notation simple to pick up
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 31 July 2017
        Published on: 15 August 2017
        9 out of 10


        Aberaeron, Ceredigion GB
        The CD is an usefull addition
        More simle tunes would be usefull
        Confirmed purchase: 27 June 2017
        Published on: 11 July 2017

        Musicroom Reviews

        I have no other uke primer to compare this with. However I found it encouraging and I started playing something interesting quite quickly. The only fault was that, in common with guitar tutors, the photos showing string names and picking diagrams are back to front ie. the instrument is a mirror image and I have to turn the book upside down!
        Anonymous - (Pembroke, United Kingdom)
        Great book recomended!
        Anonymous - (Coalville, United Kingdom)
        Bought this for my little bro with a uke and now he can bang out a few tunes and loves it. The only problem is getting him to shut up!!!
        Anonymous - ()
        Très bien fait, avec le CD pour s'entraîner, des photos pour voir exactement comment placer ses doigts, des accords enchaînés progressivement, c'est sympa mais il faut savoir lire l'anglais...
        Anonymous - (livry-gargan, France)
        I have been learning to play the ukelele for approximately 12 months but since purchasing the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS UKELELE I have picked up quite a few techniques to obtain a better knowledge of the instrument. Well worth purchasing. Have not watched the DVD yet so am hoping for greater things when I do. Well worth the few pounds to buy this manual.
        Anonymous - (Mirfield, United Kingdom)
        Great book, well written, very clear, excellent photos of fingering. CD excellent to play along with. Gets you playing chords very quickly so you feel you are really making music. I also have Book 2 which is also excellent and written in the same format.
        Anonymous - (Tamworth, United Kingdom)
        Just right for what I wanted, a book for an absolute beginner. A very useful purchase.
        Anonymous - (United Kingdom)
        Book arrived very quickly, and was exactly as advertised. As I've only just picked up the Uke this book suits me as it starts at a very basic level and moves you through the first few steps - how to handle the Uke, string names /positions and the many, many chords to learn. Just need time to practice now. Would recommend to a complete novice.
        Anonymous - (Guildford, United Kingdom)

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