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Original Post By: UkeGap Date: 1/16/2012 1:19:11 PM
For my fellow instructors: if you use a book when you teach beginners, what book do you like? Looking for a book that is less a self-teaching aid and one more that I can use with teens and adults.
Posted By: ricdoug Date: 1/16/2012 11:35:42 PM
http://ukuleletonya.com/files/beginner_lesson_pkg.pdf

For more advanced:

http://www.ukuleleintheclassroom.com/

...and:

http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=25
Posted By: UkeGap Date: 1/17/2012 11:41:28 AM
ricdoug: which book in the FMM store were you pointing to? Thanks!
Posted By: CurtSheller Date: 1/17/2012 11:49:20 AM
It really depends on the goals, which I discuss in the first lesson. Typically for beginners it's chords and strums. If they're relly young they might graviate more towards melody and then it's a reading program. The cut off seems to be right around third grade, they then respond more to rhythm and chords and are really interested in playing the songs they hear on the radio or now a days on their iPod or Youtube.

I offer Ukulele Clubs and Teachers a 20% discount for multiple copies of any of my books.

And, naturally I use my own books in lessons and workshops. Or, I use a blank music book and right out what is needed. A chord book becomes a reference and books with songs and progressions become actual assignments.

The Community College of Hawaii has been using my book, A Guide to Ukulele Chords for the last two semesters. I've heard from several teachers that have used my books with success.

There is a web page at http://dealers.curtsheller.com with information and ordering. Most of my books can be used with any level of student. The book, A Guide to Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele A to Z starts with a basic I IV V blues progression and progresses with individual substitutions up to more advanced blues progressions with substitutions like backdoor, backcycles, Confirmation and Coltrane changes.

Let me know what you're interested in and I can send you a comp PDF of any of my books to see if they are something you can use.

A couple of books are free downloads. The Blues and Pentatonic scale books ( http://quickstart.curtsheller.com ) and All of my Learning the Fingerboard series ( http://curtsheller.com/books/learning_the_fingerboard/index.phpwww. ) of books are FREE.

The discount offer holds true for any ukulele club and teacher.

If you are a club or teacher you can/should also have a listing on my site.


Curt
www.curtsheller.com
Posted By: UkeGap Date: 1/17/2012 12:53:56 PM
Thanks, Curt. Checking them out now...
Posted By: bassfiddlesteve Date: 1/17/2012 1:18:38 PM
I use Jumpin' Jim's Tips n' Tunes for most of my beginning students. There's a lot of essential information and it starts slowly with two and three chord songs. I tend to skip around a bit, but by the time we are a third of the way through the book I'll suppliment it with another songbook and some of my own transcribed chord solos that I use in my workshops. Many of my students also purchase The Daily Ukulele as this is the songbook our ukulele club uses, so I'll work withn that as well.

I have recently started using the Hal Leonard Ukulele Method books by Lil Rev. They have a lot of single string melodies that are written out in tab which make nice teacher/students duets. This series also includes a book of easy ukulele songs that are in the same format. These books can be purchased with or without the CD. The only thing to be aware of in this series is that strumming chords is not introduced until halfway through the first book.

The books by Curt Sheller and James Hill/Chalmers Doane looks nice too, I just haven't had any experience with them yet.

- Steve
Posted By: ChuckBones Date: 8/17/2019 1:28:17 PM
The Daily Ukulele is a great supplemental songbook. Not much (if any) instructional content, but lots of great songs so there's always something new for your students to learn.


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