Essential Elements Ukulele Book 2 is a great next step for
players who are ready to expand their knowledge of music and further
develop their skills on the ukulele. This comprehensive method book uses
familiar and popular songs to introduce more advanced strumming options
and fingerpicking techniques. A combination of traditional notation and
tablature are used to illustrate new ideas. As in Book 1, the ukulele
is used to explore concepts that apply to any instrument and can provide
a basis for future musical experiences. The accompanying online audio
provides demonstrations of songs and play-along accompaniments, making
this method a nice framework for individual practice or group
instruction. This book also includes many well-known songs, including:
â€œAmazing Grace,â€ â€œRock Around the Clock,â€ â€œThis Little Light of Mine,â€
the Beatles' â€œEight Days a Weekâ€ and â€œYellow Submarine,â€ Bruno Mars'
â€œCount on Me,â€ Jack Johnson's â€œUpside Down,â€ and â€œSomewhere Over the
Rainbowâ€ as made popular by Israel Kamkawiwo'ole.