Play Ukulele Made Easy contains everything the new or intermediate ukulele player needs to know to really get to grips with making music on this unique instrument that's becoming ever more popular. Highly practical, it leads you from the basics of how to strum, pick and play simple chords, through the various elements of playing rhythm and melodies, to more complicated chords and tunings. The clear text is accompanied by illustrative photos and diagrams, and the guide is complemented by a useful chord finder, examples of scales and modes, a glossary and further reading. Supported online by our "See it * Hear it" chord site. Now you can see the chord, then reach for your phone and hear the chord. Using any free QR code reader app (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows) a web site opens automatically and you can listen to the chord as a strum, an arpeggio (each note played separately) and hear it as a piano chord and arpeggio.
Jake Jackson is writer, editor or contributor to over 20 music books, including "The Beginner's Guide to Reading Music", "How to Play Classic Riffs" and "Play Flamenco". As guitarist and songwriter he has been in a number of bands, including Slice, The Harmonics and Starbank and has studied a form of Flamenco guitar. Although Jake has a range of fine guitars his favourite music software is Sibelius and, having worked with Cubase for many years, is now moving over to Logic Pro.