Harry Reser Ukulele Method
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Basic self instruction for ukulele - learn by playing and singing 31 popular songs, most used chords, with sheet music, lyrics and ukulele(diagrams), with pdf for printing.

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HOW TO HOLD THE UKE
As illustrated in the following pictures, which should be studied carefully the Uke
is generally held chest high in a horizontal position against the body. A slight pressure
should be applied by the fatty portion of the forearm. Press just enough against the
chest to keep the instrument in correct playing position.
UKE 1                                         UKE 2                                      UKE 3
PREFERRED POSITION                  HOLDING UKE IN LAP                  STANDING POSITION
FURTHER EXPLANATION OF PICTURES NO. 1 THRU NO. 6.
1.   The correct holding position whether standing or sitting.
2.   The Uke is too small to be played in the lap. It would be difficult to maintain ade-
quate control over the instrument, and it presents a poor appearance.
3.   If the occasion should ever arise when a standing position becomes necessary, place
your right foot upon a stool or chair as illustrated and rest the Uke upon the right leg.
GENERAL INFORMATION
The dictionary shows the American pronunciation of Ukulele to be "yuke-uh-lay-lee "
The Hawaiian pronunciation is the same with the exception of the first syllable which
changes the word to "oo-koo-lay-lee."
THE STRINGS
Use nothing but the best quality strings for replacement on the Uke or Bary. Observe
the manner in which the factory has mounted the strings on your instrument, enabling
you to put on a new string in case of breakage. It is always best to purchase your strings
and accessories from a reliable music shop that specializes in "small goods."
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