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The Ukulele Handbook - by Gavin Pretor-Pinney & Tom Hodgkinson (Paperback)

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About the Book



From the bestselling authors of The Cloudspottter's Guide and How to Be Idle, the definitive book on the uke-its legends and history, in glorious full color, as well as practical information about how to buy and play and a fantastic songbook.



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The definitive illustrated guide to the ukulele, from it's history to how to play, including a fantastic songbook.

The ukulele has gone from strength to strength in recent years, undergoing a massive resurgence. You can hear the uke all over the place, from trendster indie rock to top ten pop songs, from unshakeable TV ads to YouTube megahits. And this obsession shows no sign of abating - all over the country people are picking up a ukulele and starting to strum, at home, in classes and down at the pub. Schools are even replacing the faithful recorder with a jazzy, inexpensive uke. Famous idlers Gavin Pretor-Pinney and Tom Hodgkinson have spent hours idling away on their ukuleles to produce the ultimate uke handbook: an illustrated guide to its history crossed with a how-to guide and songbook. This is the book that will bring the underground movement into the mainstream.

The first half of the book delves into the rich history of this eccentric little instrument, from its birth in Hawaii to its popularity across the world, with a timeline from 1879 to today and a ukulele hall of fame that includes George Formby, Hawaiian legend Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and YouTube ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro.

Then on to the practicalities: the anatomy of the ukulele, which uke to buy, how to play it, how to strum, pick, read chord charts and tune the strings. Once you know all this, you can get playing the songbook, which includes a wide spread of songs from medieval lays and nursery rhymes to blues and rock 'n roll. Beautiful presentation and tab notation make reading the music easy, even for beginners.

With the highest production values, a light touch and an irresistible instrument at centre stage, this book is a must-have for all aspiring Formbys.



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Tom Hodgkinson and Gavin Pretor-Pinney founded the Idler magazine in 1993. Tom edits the magazine and is the author of How to Be Idle; he now runs the Idler Academy bookshop, café and school. Gavin is the author of the bestselling book The Cloudspotter's Guide and founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. They were in a band together at school.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.48 Inches (H) x 6.74 Inches (W) x .48 Inches (D)
Weight: .77 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 144
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: Instruction & Study
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Theme: Appreciation
Format: Paperback
Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney & Tom Hodgkinson
Language: English
Street Date: November 19, 2013
TCIN: 14621210
UPC: 9781620402207
Item Number (DPCI): 248-83-0711
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.48 inches length x 6.74 inches width x 8.48 inches height
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