Author(s): Mike Dickison
This book tells a new ukulele player everything he or she needs to get started, and more: selecting and tuning an instrument, how to hold a ukulele, fingerings for all the chords you'll ever need, fancy strums, how to arrange your favorite songs for the ukulele, and tips for playing it in groups and in public. Profusely illustrated with diagrams, chord fingering, music and tabulature. Also included are web sites for further information, and a pull-out chord chart. Perfect for complete novices as well as intermediate-level players, Kiwi Ukulele is the first-ever ukulele book for Kiwis. Songlist(Words and chords): Pokarekare Ana Hoki Mai Nobody knows you when you're down and out It had to be you My baby just cares for me My Blue Heaven I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate Same old lines God Defend New Zealand E Ihowa Atua Death and the Maiden Po Atarau Ukulele Lady Click go the shears Houdini never hung around in bars Tiptoe through the tulips
Peter Batson is a marine scientist and author of the Montana Award-winning Deep New Zealand, a book about life in the deep seas around New Zealand. Geoffrey Cox is the author and illustrator of many previous books on dinosaurs, volcanoes, sharks and fishes, and a former lecturer in marine and environmental science at AUT University.