Welcome to Page Two of my Ukulele Methods pages. Again, I wish I
had the opportunity to show you many, many more of my methods but the graphics
can be brutal if your computer is a little lolo.
Anyway, enjoy what's here.
Here is the official teaching method for the Islander Plastic Ukulele. This 16 page booklet was published in 1950 and written by "'The Ukulele Lady" May Singhi Breen. This handy little booklet covered such topics as Tuning, Fingering, Strumming, Reading Ukulele Diagrams and Fundamental Chords. To the right, although small, is the page listing Ukulele nomenclature, string names, and notes of the open strings. An old but great little booklet, this book contains such songs as Hinky Dinky Parley Voo, Oh Dem Golden Slippers, Mary Had A Yellow Cat, My Sweetheart's The Man In The Moon and(of course) Home On The Range.
How can you not like a method book that shows you how to tune all of your string instruments? This small 4 inch by 6 inch 18 page book shows you how to play all of your favorite songs "by ear" as well as how to actually play from sheet music. This booklet contains all the songs you would expect a beginning method book to contain, as well as instructions on how to use the Chord Player mentioned in the Arthur Godfrey method above. This awesome method was published in 1955 by Emenee Industries.
One of my favorite methods was given to me by a dear old friend. The Original
Guckerts Chords (for the Ukulele at Sight Without Notes or Teacher.)
How can you beat that?
This awesome book was published in 1917 by E. N. Guckert. Besides numerous chords, this 20 page book is full of different Ukulele and Banjo Ukulele strumming and strokes. This book is very old, and a real gem.
Thank you "Mr. C."