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The White Book (Ukulele Playlist) (The Ukulele Playlist)
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on 7 September 2014
The Ukulele Playlist White Book is a great little book for those just getting into playing Ukulele. I have recently bought a Ukulele after a few years of tinkering with a guitar, so I've picked up the basic chords quite quickly. After spending some time online on well known chord and tab websites, and realising that the vast majority of tabs are not really designed for the Ukulele, I decided to buy specific Ukulele books instead.

A point to note before buying these books - these books are not designed to 'teach' the Ukulele. They will help you to improve and speed up your chord changes, but they are not organised as lessons. It will, however, add to your repertoire of classic rock and pop songs.

The songs in the white book cover a variety of ability levels, from almost absolute beginner to advanced intermediate. For each song, the chords and fingering are written above each line of the lyrics (which can be somewhat awkward. The other Ukulele playlist book I bought, the Blue book, has the fingering for each chord helpfully shown under the title of the song, and just the chord name above each line). You will probably need to know the song in order to play it accurately.

This book even has a handy pull out in the middle with the songs from all books in alphabetical order, which you can use as a quick find guide.

So in summary, a great book, easy to learn songs, good for beginners and intermediates. If only the fingerings were not above each line of the song, this would be a five star review.
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on 22 September 2013
In spite of what is stated on the back of these books FULL strumming patterns are not included and those that are a not that easy to de-cypher. I have had a very unsatisfactroy discussion with Faber. The outcome was an e-mail from Faber stating: (1) the strumming patterns are included in the book only where it is deemed useful to see the rhythm involved and (2) regarding the reading of these strumming patterns, these are based on standard rhythm notation which we don't explain in songbooks as that would really be the job of a tutor book (or teacher). If anyone can enlighten me on "standard rythm notation" I would be delighted as I can't find anything on the internet which reflects the strumming patterns in these books.
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on 20 December 2012
This is great fun trying to play the songs on the ukulele! I don't think I'll ever be on X-Factor but this book is very good at showing how it should be played.
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on 13 January 2014
Good range of tunes, easy to follow but I wish the chords were a little larger (my old eyes arent what they used to be!). Look forward to getting some of the other books in this range. Very pleased with speed of despatch and the book was in excelent condition. Good price too
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on 28 December 2014
nice to be able too play a more variety of songs and found this book to be very helpful
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on 28 August 2014
Some Great songs here.
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on 25 January 2013
My son has to learn a skill for DofE and this is a really easy to follow book, and within no time at all he was playing tunes.
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on 12 September 2013
I really don't know how amazon manage to get good reviews on some of their products. I have had a uke for less than a month and have taught myself far more from free downloaded songs, most with far more accurate chords than this.
I only received today as a present and have had a brief look at it but from what I saw am far from impressed
The chords are the most basic and bear little resemblance to the original songs.
Unfortunately I had already ordered the blue book of this series before this came. If is anything like this one Amazon can keep it
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