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MAY SINGHI BREEN(1895-1970), the first "The Ukulele Lady", is acknowledged as the preeminent populariser of ukulele. Her instructional books like this one emphasize the solo capabilities of the ukulele with her slogan "Uke can play the melody". May Singhi Breen, the author of this book, has long been recognized as one of the outstanding exponents of the ukulele. She was a top-flight performer on radio, records and television. On her radio programs (WJZ and NBC) she and her husband, Peter De Rose, the well-known composer, appeared for 16 consecutive years as the "Sweethearts Of The Air." She has also been very active in teaching the ukulele through private and group instruction. During her long association with radio, she became known around the studios as "The Ukulele Lady" and has been referred to by this nick-name ever since. In view of her great enthusiasm for the ukulele, the nick-name couldn't have been more appropriate. She has devoted much time and effort toward having the ukulele recognized as a legitimate musical instrument. It was through her efforts that a ukulele arrangement appears on almost all printed copies of popular music. She has also been instrumental in the acceptance of the Universal (D) Tuning (used throughout this book) as the standard tuning for ukulele by music publishers and ukulele manufacturers. May Singhi Breen's wide experience as a performer and teacher of ukulele particularly qualifies her to write a method of this type. Therefore we offer this Modern Ukulele Method in the belief that its thorough study will add greatly to the pleasure you derive from playing the ukulele. This book is being shared on this site for academic and educational purposes only, please see our copyright page for more info.
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|Front Cover Page-101 Table Of Contents Page-102 FOREWORD Page-103 MAY SINGHI BREEN UKULELE GROUPS Page-104 "THE UKULELE LADY" SPEAKS Page-105 Rudiments Of Music Page-106 NOTES AND RESTS AND THEIR RELATIVE VALUES Page-107 ACCIDENTALS Page-108 TIME SIGNATURES Page-109 SIGNATURES-SHARP and FLAT Page-110 Your Ukulele Page-111 How To Tune The Ukulele Page-112 The Ukulele Fingerboard Page-113 Notes On The Ukulele Fingerboard Page-114 How To Hold The Ukulele Page-115 Explanation Of Ukulele Diagrams Page-116 Symbols Page-117 Common Stroke Page-118 Chord Charts Page-119 FUNDAMENTAL CHORDS IN MAJOR & MINOR KEYS Page-120 FUNDAMENTAL CHORDS IN MAJOR & MINOR KEYS Page-121 FUNDAMENTAL CHORDS IN MAJOR & MINOR KEYS Page-122 Three ways to form MAJOR Chords Page-123 Four Ways to form DOMINANT SEVENTH Chords Page-124 DOMINANT SEVENTH Chords with 5th Page-125 Minor 7th and Major 6th Page-126 Learn To Play In Any Key Page-127 Strokes Page-128 WONDERFUL ONE Page-129 Cont. Page-130 THAT LUCKY OLD SUN Page-131 Cont. Page-132 BLUE MOON Page-133 Cont. Page-134 SAM, THE OLD ACCORDION MAN Page-135 Cont. Page-136 DEEP PURPLE Page-137 Cont. Page-138 OVER THE RAINBOW Page-139 Cont. Page-140 BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN STRAND Page-141 Cont. Page-142 SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN Page-143 Cont. Page-144 IF I HAD YOU Page-145 Cont. Page-146 ALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOU Page-147 Cont. Page-148 Cont. Page-149 Cont. Page-150 MY BLUE HEAVEN Page-151 Cont. Page-152 JUST AN ECHO IN THE VALLEY Page-153 Cont. Page-154 WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM Page-155 M-l-S-S-l-S-S-l-P-P-l Page-156 Glissando Effects Page-157 Ukulele Solos Page-158 GOOD NIGHT SWEETHEART Page-159 Cont. Page-160 UKULELE CHOP STICKS Page-161 ALOHA OE Page-162 FOREVER AND EVER Page-163 Cont. Page-164 THE WALTZ YOU SAVED FOR ME Page-165 Cont. Page-166 ON THE BEACH AT WAIKIKI Page-167 PAGAN LOVE SONG Page-168 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB Page-169 TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR Page-170 WHEN THE MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAIN Page-171 Cont. Page-172 WHEN IT'S SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES|