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An Illustrated Uke tutorial with Songs, Sheet Music & Chords and PDF version
by May Singhi Breen (the original Ukulele Lady).

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May Singhi Breen 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.

To save bandwidth, the PDF version of this file has been provided in a password protected zip file,
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This is case sensitive and must include the exact punctuation as shown, if you copy and paste make sure you do not accidentally add spaces to the ends. You can download it from the link on page 72. Many thanks to Ian Chadwick ( for providing the book scan from which this web book was produced.

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