Learning to Play Ukulele Made Fun and Easy with Alfred’s Basic Ukulele Method

Los Angeles, CA—January 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, provides music lovers the opportunity to learn to play ukulele with a new instructional method within its best-selling Alfred’s Basic Series.

Alfred’s Basic Ukulele Method is a fun and easy way to learn how to play ukulele, even if you’ve never picked up an instrument before. The book features clear, well-paced instruction that covers all the necessities, including how to hold your ukulele, tuning your ukulele, right- and left-hand techniques, the basics of reading music, chords, strumming patterns, and how to read TAB. In addition, new players will get to learn ukulele favorites right away, including “Aloha ‘Oe,” “The Sloop ‘John B’,” “Over the Rainbow,” and many more.

The available CD and DVD, sold separately or together with the book, demonstrate professional accuracy and technique for all of the included songs. As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving our environment, this book is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.

Alfred’s Basic Ukulele Method is now available in book, CD, and DVD combos from $6.99 to $24.99.Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at alfred.com.

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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