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The Ukulele Playlist: The Blue Book [Paperback]

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2 April 2009
The Ukulele Playlist: Blue Book, presents over 30 classic songs specially arranged for the ukulele, from artists such as Take That, Radiohead, The Pretenders, Arctic Monkeys, Fleetwood Mac and many more, including full lyrics, strumming patterns and ukulele chord diagrams. Contents: Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (Monty Python); Back For Good (Take That); Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve); Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations); Come On Eileen (Dexy s Midnight Runners); Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen); Creep (Radiohead); Daydream Believer (The Monkees); Don t Get Me Wrong (The Pretenders); 500 Miles (The Proclaimers); Flagpole Sitta (Harvey Danger); Fluorescent Adolescent (Arctic Monkeys); Foundations (Kate Nash); Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac); Happy Together (The Turtles); Hit The Road Jack (Ray Charles); Hotel California (The Eagles); House Of Fun (Madness); I Wanna Be Like You (The Jungle Book); Isn t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder); Kids In America (Kim Wilde); Last Nite (The Strokes); The Man Who Sold The World (Nirvana); Never Want To Say It s Love (Dido); Nutbush City Limits (Tina Turner); The Passenger (Iggy Pop); Song 2 (Blur); Sweet About Me (Gabriella Cilmi); Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver); That s Not My Name (Ting Tings); Valerie (Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse); Wild Thing (The Troggs); You re Beautiful (James Blunt).

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Faber Music Ltd (2 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571533272
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571533275
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 21 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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108 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs that you actually might want to play 27 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback
A very accessible songbook for beginners and more talented folk alike. If, like me, you're not particularly interested in theory and just want to learn the chords to a few pop songs then this is just the thing. The finger positions for all the relevant chords are written at the top of the page, and it is just a matter of learning how to progress through them quickly enough to sound competent.
There is a good range of songs from the beguilingly easy (Creep, by Radiohead or Back for Good, by Take That) to the gallingly difficult (Song 2, by Blur).
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Play the uke in under an hour...REALLY! 16 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
The best thing about playing the ukulele is that your basic chords are so easy to play and with just three or four chords, your on your way to belting out some of the greatest tunes ever written. Forget George Formby, even though his tunes are as popular today, we are talking classic tunes from The Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Queen, Blur, Stevie Wonder, Madness, John Denver, Ting Tings, Amy Winehouse, The Troggs, Johnny Cash, Green Day...the list goes on. Not all these songs are three or four chords mind, but most are so simple you will be able to rattle them off in no time, believe me as I have only been playing over a month and have very little musical skills! You get the 'bar chords' picture to show how to play that chord, lyrics, time signature etc. A great book for beginners or acomplished uke players alike. Join the Ukulele revolution now with this amazing book!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great series 14 Aug 2010
Format:Paperback
I bought this whole series a month ago. I am a beginner, but can now play about 15 songs (a selection from all the books)on my uke and sing along. I am really loving it.
The series offers very easy songs(like "faith" by george michael) to extremely difficult songs- haven't mastered those yet. My only comment for improvment would be to repeat the tabs when a song is spread over more pages, so that you dont have to leaf back.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of this series (I think)? 26 Sep 2010
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Clearly there is a lot of personal opinion in this, but for me this book has the best Uke selection in this series. Some of the songs you'd think were written for Uke such as Daydream Believer and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. Others don't always lend themselves so well, but this book has more that do than some of the others in the series. The book contains the chord patterns only, so none of the individual notes so you'll have to work out finger-picking styles yourself if that's your bag. Overall a good range of abilities covered and all required chord patterns presented at the top of each song. Well worth while for beginners wanting to stretch themselves and for more experienced wanting to expand their repertoire. Good range of old and newer material as well. For this price it's difficult to go wrong and there is bound to be something of interest.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By Paulos
Format:Paperback
Really pleased with this book, particularly with the Fleetwood Mac's "go your own way", which I could soon play, although it will take some practice to get to a reasonable standard, but still highly enjoyable. I will take on quite a few songs and then look at the rest of the series (e.g. white book, yellow etc).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good selection 26 Sep 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book contains many of the songs I love to play and the layout is intuitive and clear.

as a criticism for new players i would like to see a strum pattern included, as well as the chords and lyrics.

The paperback format works well and this sits nicely on music stands, however i do need to wear my glasses as the page can be a little small when trying to play and read. i would imagine that the whole "playlist" will be a fair body of work were you to buy all the coloured books.

this is very much aimed at strum along rather than pick players but has some fun tunes that when played alongside the actual track are spot on but the timing and strum pattern is something you have to work out yourself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great mix of songs for the beginner 3 Feb 2011
By smanfag
Format:Paperback
Bought this book as a complete novice and was happily playing Creep by Radiohead within the hour. The book has easy to follow chord diagrams and a good range of songs to pick and choose from.

The only downside, as other reviewers have stated, is that the chord diagrams are not on each page (in a long tune) and that without muscial annotation you would not know the correct tune if you did not already know the song you were playing.

But that aside it is a great book - great fun!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars same as others
great book for beginners, good and odd songs a real variety. i also purchased ukulele for dummies as that said my feelings on the matter, i would recommend giving that a go and... Read more
Published 4 months ago by dalia
5.0 out of 5 stars Daughter loved it
Was a great present and many tunes have been tried so we don't have to listen to the some few again and again!
Published 5 months ago by Beano
3.0 out of 5 stars Ukulele book
The songs are good, but I am sure the chords are not for ukulele, they are guitar chords. I do play the guitar so I can use the book, but I got a ukulele for Christmas and this... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Easy Reader
3.0 out of 5 stars UKULELE PLAYLIST
I LOVE THE MUSIC BUT AT THE MOMENT I AM ONLY ABLE TO PLAY THE EARLY BEGINNER'S CHORDS. HAVING BEEN USED TO A MELODY LINE I FIND IT MORE DIFFICULT TO SING A LONG WITHOUT THE... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Penny Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars useful book
Great book for my son who has just started to play the ukelele.

Easy to follow and definitely a good buy
Published 7 months ago by Phyllis Painter
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for beginners
It shows you a full list of how to play all the chords needed and you practising them to some good, well known songs. Its a helpful learning aid in the art of ukulele playing.
Published 9 months ago by Mr. Matthew Percival
4.0 out of 5 stars re-ukulele playlist blue book.
book seems a little more of a challenge for the beginner+ but songs are varied and more modern than I expected
Published 11 months ago by megan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book!!
Great book very straight forward and easy to follow.
Bought this book for my husband to go with his new and first ukulele.
Published 13 months ago by jooles
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow.
I found this book easy to follow and well set out. Hopefully I will be skilful on my ukulele before too long!
Published 17 months ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars Ukulele playlist
Nice selection of songs,, and great for someone who hasn't played for a while to get back into the swing!
Published 17 months ago by grace
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