Ukulele looks almost like a miniature guitar. We often associate Hawaii with fun tunes with the ukulele. But you can do so much more with this small, yet delightful instrument with the best ukulele books listed below.
1. Ukulele For Dummies – Alistair Wood
The Ukulele For Dummies book is designed for beginners so as to help them easily learn to play this instrument. This book comes with a CD with audio tracks of the examples found in the book to guide you on how to practice. You can learn to play many different styles such as pop, folk, holiday favorites, and even Hawaiian music. In addition, the book gives some advice on how to choose the right ukulele and some necessary accessories.
2. How To Play Ukulele – Ben Parker
This ukulele book is the perfect introduction to the Ukulele and ideal for absolute beginners getting started with their first ukulele. With absolutely no musical knowledge required, this simple yet comprehensive guide is perfect for learners of all ages.
3. Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1 – Lil’ Rev
The Hal Leonard Ukulele Methods is designed for anyone who wants to learn to play ukulele. The book will provide the most basic and easy-to-practice instructions for novices. Besides, it includes many fun songs in a variety of playing styles so you can unleash your creativity.
4. Easy Songs For Ukulele – Lil’ Rev
With this book, you’ll be able to play ukulele along with your favorite tunes from the Beatles, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, Simon & Garfunkel, and more. The songs will be presented from easy to difficult, helping you gradually get used to the guitar, beginning with simple rhythms and melodies, and ending with detailed instructions on chords and notes. You also can strum and sing along because there are lyrics and ukulele chord diagrams provided in the book.
5. First 50 Songs You Should Play on Ukulele – Hal Leonard Corp.
This ukulele book is a collection of 50 famous songs that you can play with your ukulele. To be able to use this book, you must know how to play the ukulele in a basic way, quite proficiently. The songs in the book will be presented quite fully with melody, lyrics, and chord diagrams. Some of the song titles in the book can be listed as Both Sides Now * Hallelujah * I Walk the Line * I’m Yours * Imagine * Over the Rainbow * Singin’ in the Rain * Take Me Home, Country Roads * We Are the World * You Are My Sunshine * and many more.
The five ukulele books mentioned above will make your ukulele journey easier and help you quickly progress and master. Hope this article is useful for you!
Don’t forget to download the Guitar Tunio app on the App Store and Play Store to tune your ukulele correctly, try different alternate uke tunings. Besides, you can use the app to learn more chord diagrams, as well as practice your timing, rhythm, and feel.