Alfred Music Publishing Releases Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele

Los Angeles, CA — March 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, announces the release of Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele, a do-it-yourself ukulele lesson book by Morty Manus and Ron Manus.


Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele is an easy-to-follow instructional resource designed to teach the basic skill of playing the C-tuned ukulele at a pace that’s fast and fun. Geared for the hobbyist to professional musicians alike, this method covers essential ukulele playing techniques and concepts, with clear and helpful “Mini Music Lessons” throughout the book providing notes on music theory and strumming tips. Plus, familiar folk, blues, and country tunes with lyrics are featured across each lesson, making for an entertaining and enjoyable application of technique and chords learned.

Additional features in the lesson book include a history of the ukulele, a complete ukulele chord dictionary, a handy transposition chart, and tips on how to play by ear offering the steps to playing virtually any song for a lifetime of enjoyment on the ukulele.

The companion CD contains the recordings all of the lessons and songs found in book. A user-friendly DVD is also available, which enhances the learning experience through visual instruction and MP3 play-along tracks are included for every music example in the book.

Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele is now available in book, CD, and DVD sets from $10.95 to $29.99 at music retail stores and at

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like, Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support & WEA.

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