This is not an academic or scholarly book on the ukulele But it offers an easy and respectful history It is beautifully illustrated, and highlights the key ukulele performers, alongside the undulating history of the instrument.At the end, basic chords and tunings are also included At its best, this book demonstrates why the ukulele is popular to play, but difficult to play well. These Days The Ukulele Is Experiencing A Revolution Both As A Valid Instrument That Can Sweetly Transform Pop Music And Rock And Roll, And As The Focus Of Dozens Of Clubs Springing Up Across The World Ukulele Brings The Uke World To Light, Exposing Its Colorful History, Quirky Characters, And Irresistible Charm Dozens Of Colorful Photos And Ephemera Make Ukulele As Fun To Look At As It Is To Read Borrowed this book from the library It has information about Jake Shimabukuro, the amazing Hawaiian uke player family originally from Okinawa, Japan This book is a wonderful story about a fun instrument and gives a survey of many uke players even Tiny Tim , ukulele manufacturers and how the instrument is becoming popular again.Now I want to buy a ukulele so I can strum and have fun. A pleasant book to read, contains a history of the invention and development of the ukulele There are also mentions of a few uke makers, but many popular makers are ignored There is also mention of a couple of clubs I would have liked a little depth. Excellent, easy to read hardback book covering the history, teachers, performers, composers, makers, and collectors of ukulele Great overview Really easy to read I used it as a reference in my essay Teach Yourself the Ukulele Using Free Sources Light but interesting read on the history and some key players of the Uke. This is a really fun little book about the history of the ukulele with lots of great ukulele eye candy. Though I don t think it was intentional, the author came across as quite negative throughout the book I m sure wherever the author is from, those types of snarky comments and put downs are simply a sign of affection or indicate normal speech, but it jarred me out of the text multiple times.Also the lack of fact checking was surprising You don t see a lot of non fiction books riddled with maybe and possibly with regards to facts and figures.It s not that the book is without merit It contains some nice photos and it s always fun to read about this pleasant little instrument But, ultimately, I don t understand why this book was written There are much better books about the Uke, better written and complete The Ukulele by Tranquada and King, for example This book acknowledges the other volumes, even quotes from them, but doesn t add anything to what had already been achieved. This book is a great resource depending on what information you seek about the ukelele I wish the title gave a precise definition of whether the book contains the instrument s history or how to play it Approx 95% of this book is information about the history, great artists and how ukuleles are crafted However, the last few pages chord chart and ukulele 101 would be a great resource for those wanting to play a ukulele just not lesson replacement.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Ukulele book, this is one of the most wanted Daniel Dixon author readers around the world.
- 144 pages
- Daniel Dixon
- 15 June 2017 Daniel Dixon