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Alfred's Kid's Ukulele Course Complete: The Easiest Ukulele Method Ever!, Book & Online Audio Details

Alfred's Kid's Ukulele Course is a fun method that teaches kids to play songs on the ukulele right away. This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller and includes accompanying online audio, so students always know how the music should sound. Each lesson on every page is explained in plain language that's easy to understand. Plus, students will learn from three irresistible ukulele experts---a clever classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues. They point out what's important on each page and make learning music fun! Parents can be effective guides through this course, even if they've never had any musical training themselves. This course can even be used in a classroom at school.


My 8 year old has been using the same program Course 1 for a while to teach herself. I wanted Course 2 and the DVD so I bought this. I thought the first course would be a repeat, but it really isn't. This book has better information.This version shows the finger numbers and positions more clearly. It teaches how to tune the ukulele by ear with the CD and how to tune it to itself. This will be handy when the electric tuner breaks or the battery dies, and to teach how to tune by ear. The notespeller activities are scattered throughout so that they can learn notation, to read and write music, as they go. I really like this rather than doing it separately in another book. It is more integrated and thus better retained.Now that I have Course 1 and the Complete course side by side, I would buy this Complete version rather than the three separate books. There are different songs and possibly more activities in the separate books, but this version is better done from my comparison.