Finally - a modern method for ukulele, suitable for children and adults alike who want to learn this fun and easy folk instrument. Absolute Beginners: Ukulele uses photos, diagrams, and simple music notation (chords only - no note reading) to teach the basics as well as some 'tricks of the trade' for spicing up your uke playing. Includes sections on:" tuning, holding the uke, playing chords, strumming, downstrokes and upstrokes, fingerpicking, and much more. Songs such as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and "My Bonnie" are included, with strum patterns and full lyrics. A 32-chord chord dictionary and a photo section of famous uke players (Tiny Tim, Laurel and Hardy, George Formby) are among the extras. Most importantly, the 44-track CD includes tuning notes, demonstrations of the most popular chords, demo and backing tracks for each song in the book. ©2008, Book & CD, 40 pages.