Make Your Own Ukulele: The Essential Guide to Building, Tuning, and Learning to Play the Uke

Make Your Own Ukulele: The Essential Guide to Building, Tuning, and Learning to Play the Uke (Fox Chapel Publishing) Easy Steps and Detailed Plans, plus Advice on Design, Acoustics, & Wood Selection
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Anyone can learn to make a ukulele! Inside Make Your Own Ukulele, you’ll learn how to: Design your own ukuleleChoose the right wood for constructionComplete an easy soprano ukulele project, “The Boxer”Build a professional-grade ukuleleSet up and play your new ukeIt’s no wonder that the popularity of the ukulele is quickly rising. It’s a versatile instrument that is easy to play, yet can also handle complex chord patterns.A good quality handmade ukulele has beautiful tone and is a delight to play, but can also be very expensive to buy. Thanks to Australian ukulele enthusiast and woodworking expert Bill Plant, you….

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Building a Jazz Vocabulary

Building a Jazz Vocabulary
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(Jazz Book). A valuable resource for learning the basics of jazz from Mike Steinel of the University of North Texas. It covers the basics of jazz, how to build effective solos, a comprehensive practice routine, and a jazz vocabulary of the masters.

Mel Bay Presents the Jazz Trumpet Primer (Building Excellence Series)

Mel Bay Presents the Jazz Trumpet Primer (Building Excellence Series)
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“This book is for the music student who has had little exposure to jazz. It is intended as an introduction to the jazz style and elementary improvisation, and attempts to help students “get their feet wet” without confronting a deluge of jazz theory and scale material. One of the basic goals of this text is to increase aural abilities and reliance on musical intuition, thus enabling the student to become independent of the written page. It is hoped that by being freed from written notation, the student will begin to draw upon innate musical skills and become more expressive in….

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