Here is a list of the best Ukulele books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
1. The Beatles For Fingerstyle Ukulele (2015)
(Ukulele). The Beatles for Fingerstyle Ukulele contains 25 favorite songs, each presented two ways: first as solo fingerstyle arrangements for playing simple chord-melody instrumentals with tab and chord diagrams included and also as lyric-and-chord lead sheets for basic strumming and singing. Songs are introduced in order of difficulty and also include fun and interesting facts about the Beatles’ original recordings and history. Songs include: Across the Universe * And I Love Her * Can’t Buy Me Love * Eight Days a Week * Here Comes the Sun * Hey Jude * In My Life * Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds * Something * While…
(Ukulele). An amazing collection of 50 accessible, must-know favorites for the beginner who’s learned enough to feel ready to step into songbooks! This book features melody, lyrics, and chord diagrams. Includes: Both Sides Now * Edelweiss * The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) * Hallelujah * Hey, Soul Sister * I Walk the Line * I’d like to Teach the World to Sing * I’m Yours * Imagine * Mack the Knife * Over the Rainbow * Peaceful Easy Feeling * Puff the Magic Dragon * The Rainbow Connection * Riptide * Singin’ in the Rain * Take Me Home, Country Roads * This Land Is Your…
(Ukulele). Uke enthusiasts will love this giant, spiral-bound collection of over 400 songs for uke, presented with melody, lyrics & chord diagrams for each song in standard G-C-E-A tuning. Includes: Ain’t Misbehavin’ * Annie’s Song * Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy * Brown Eyed Girl * Counting Stars * Crazy * Dancing Queen * Downtown * Fields of Gold * Five Hundred Miles * God Only Knows * Happy * Hey Jude * I Feel Fine * I’m Yours * Let Her Go * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * Misty * No Particular Place to Go * Only You (And You Alone) * Please Mr. Postman * Riptide * 7 Years * Summertime * Thinking Out Loud * Thriller *…
4. Ukulele Exercises For Dummies (2013)
You have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and now you’re ready to do something with it. You’re in luck: Ukulele Exercises For Dummies helps you become a better player. This lay-flat, practice-based book focuses on the skills that entry-level players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creating music in no time that include: No matter if you’re a beginning ukulele player or you’re wanting to stretch and improve your chops, Ukulele Exercises For Dummies puts you on your way to becoming…
5. Worship Songs For Ukulele (2011)
(Ukulele). 25 church favorites arranged for uke, including: Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) * Blessed Be Your Name * Come, Now Is the Time to Worship * Everyday * God of Wonders * Here I Am to Worship * How Great Is Our God * Lord, I Lift Your Name on High * Mighty to Save * Open the Eyes of My Heart * Sing to the King * We Fall Down * You Are My King (Amazing Love) * You’re Worthy of My Praise * and more….
While the ukulele is enjoying a well-deserved renaissance on the mainland, in the land of its birth, it has never gone out of style. Hawaiians took to the “jumping flea” right from the start, creating music of stunning beauty and versatility. Now intermediate players can learn to play lovely finger style solo arrangements of classic Hawaiian songs, folk songs, standards – even a few pieces from the classical guitar repertoire. The book offers 27 arrangements from around the world written in standard notation and tablature playable on any ukulele. Songs are grouped according to level of…
(Ukulele). A 40-week, one-lick-per-day workout program for developing, improving, and maintaining ukulele technique. This package provides practice material for every day of the week and includes an online audio access code for all the workouts in the book. Follow this program and you’ll see increased speed, improved dexterity, better accuracy, heightened coordination and more in your playing. Musical styles include pop, rock, folk, old-time, blues, jazz, reggae and more! Techniques covered include: strumming, fingerstyle, legato and staccato, hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides, bening, damping, vibrato,…
8. Fingerstyle Ukulele – A Method & Songbook For Fingerpicking Backup & Solos Book/Audio (2013)
(Ukulele). If you want to take your ukulele playing to the next level, you need to start using your fingers! The sample songs and patterns found in this book with online audio access will get you started both playing solos and accompaniment fingerstyle. You will learn how to use your picking-hand fingers and thumb to play chord melody solos on the ukulele, mixing chords and single notes like a pianist or a guitarist. You will also learn fingerpicking accompaniment patterns for a variety of textures and rhythmic grooves. Because fingerstyle playing works for…
(Ukulele). Learn how to arrange great standards and pop songs in chord melody style, where the chords and melody of a song are played on a single instrument at the same time! The songs range from simple to advanced difficulty, so all uke players can use this book. Songs include: Aloha Oe * Blue Skies * Eight Days a Week * Georgia on My Mind * Love Me Tender * Nights in White Satin * Ode to Joy * Surfer Girl * Tiny Bubbles * Unchained Melody * and more. Book includes access to online demos of the songs….
Equipped with full sing-a-long lyrics and chord diagrams, this book is perfect for young students and beginners alike who are looking for an easy and comprehensive ukulele songbook. Unlike other books, this one contains an extensive introduction which takes you step by step through the basics of the ukulele. With famous nursery rhymes like ‘Old MacDonald’, ‘Humpty Dumpty’, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ and more, you will have hours of fun while learning the most beautiful instrument in the world. Benefits of this fun songbook: Get this ukulele songbook today for hours of musical fun!…
Best Ukulele Books Worth Your Attention
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The Daily Ukulele - Leap-Year Edition
Author(s): Jim Beloff
Publisher: Hal Leonard, Year: 2018, Size: 36 Mb, Download: epub
Jake Shimabukuro – Nashville Sessions
Author(s): Jake Shimabukuro
Publisher: Hal Leonard, Year: 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
Ukulele Mastery Simplified: How Anyone Can Quickly Become a Strumming, Chords and Melodic Uke Ninja
Author(s): Erich Andreas
Publisher: www.YourGuitarSage.com, Year: 2013, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
The Ukulele: A History
Author(s): Jim Tranquada, John King
Publisher: Univ Hawaii Press, Year: 2012, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
The Daily Ukulele: 365 songs for better living
Author(s): Jim Beloff
Publisher: Hal Leonard, Year: 2010, Size: 137 Mb, Download: pdf
Blues Ukulele: A Jumpin' Jim 's Ukulele Songbook
Author(s): Fred Sokolow
Publisher: Flea Market Music, Inc, Year: 2008, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 44 Mb, Download: zip
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.