If you’ve learned the basics of the uke and are ready to develop more technique and tackle advanced songs, check this book out!
Ukulele Aerobics: A 40-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving, and Maintaining Ukulele Technique is a comprehensive course that introduces everything from moveable chords and flatted fifths to the mysterious 7#9 chord (aka the “Hendrix Chord” heard on “Purple Haze”). The succinct, clearly laid-out, daily lessons compose a series of weekly workouts, each focusing on chord vocabulary, strumming techniques, fingerstyle tips, a scale exercise, and pointers on using legato, licks, and riffs, as well as miscellaneous advice on employing drone strings and the like. A companion CD provides demos for all the examples in the book.
This is one of the best method books to come across the Ukulele magazine review desk in quite a while.
by Chad Johnson
Published by Hal Leonard