Incase you missed it, just more than a month ago, my new book Ukulele Exercises For Dummies released in various places around the world.
Ukulele Exercises For Dummies is a practice-based ukulele book that helps you improve your skills on the ukulele in many different styles including strumming, fingerpicking, soloing, learning the fretboard and much more. Learn more about the book and get a sample chapter here.
If you picked up a copy of the book, thank you so much. I can’t express enough how grateful I am for your support. So far, the response has been very positive. I’ve been thrilled to hear how people are using the book to improve their ukulele skills.
Reviews and Testimonials
Here are just a few of the fantastic reviews and testimonials I’ve received from different readers for Ukulele Exercises For Dummies:
“For those bored by their practice routines, this should be an essential book to dip into and find inspiration.”
“If you are looking for a book that provides tons of exercise routines for the key facets of ukulele playing, you really should look no further as I don’t think there is much missing from this. Written by a player for players themselves, it’s got a style that works well and is clear to follow. For those bored by their practice routines, this should be an essential book to dip into and find inspiration.”
Barry Maz, Author of The Complete What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
Read the full review on GotAUkulele.com
“Anyone that wants to take their ukulele skill to the next level, should highly consider getting this book.”
“You can tell the authors put lot of time and thought into coming up with these exercises that are very helpful in developing the right way of playing the ukulele. This book is definitely recommend for all levels but the beginners might get a bit intimidated by the content. But do not be afraid, the exercises are easy to learn if you take your time – and the best thing about this is that there are audio files you can download to listen to what you are suppose to be playing/sound like. I also love the size of this book – it is bigger (almost 8x10inches) so it feels like an exercise book that I can open up and read like a music tab book. The table of content is listed in a clear concise way and each chapters are well organized. Anyone that wants to take their ukulele skill to the next level, should highly consider getting this book.”
Kenny Kim, Ukulele Hobbyist and Author of Digital Wedding Photography Photo Workshop
Read the full review on Amazon.com
“This [book] stands out as one I consider essential for every student.”
“I’ve been a uke teacher for 15+ years and have devoured all the books I could get my hands on. This one stands out as one I consider essential for every student. Not only are the exercises perfect for skill building but they are fun! Most students hate drills/scales/exercises, etc but these are fun enough to want to do them and challenging enough to want to spend time working on them. Those are rare and wonderful qualities in books of this kind.”
Maria, Toronto-based music teacher at Music Lessons with Maria
Read the full review on Amazon.com
“You will learn something every time you open this book.”
“One stop shopping for the beginner. A great place to start your ukulele experience. Plenty of expert help to build a strong foundation or correct those bad habits you’ve formed. You will learn something every time you open this book. I got a hard copy and a Kindle version.”
John Sheckells, Ukulele Player
Read the full review on Amazon.com
These are just a few reviews of many. To read more, visit the book page on Amazon.com.
How to Buy Ukulele Exercises For Dummies
You can get your copy of Ukulele Exercises For Dummies at any of the following online bookstores:
If you prefer to work with your local bookstore, give them a call and they will be sure to get it in stock for you.
Thank you again for all of your support and telling your friends about my book. You rock! I am committed to making many more ukulele lessons and materials for you in the days and months ahead.
How to you get registered to sign in with a username?
Hi Mike, usernames are for students who are apart of my Ukulele Strumming Tricks course, which you can sign up for here:
Recently started to learn to play the Ukulele. Your tuition technique is first class. I am 70 and just joined a local Ukulele beginners band. It’s great fun and helps make learning more interesting.
I also sing in a local choir, we now support the main Ukulele Band at local gigs for charity etc.,
So I have the best of both worlds, great therapy for us older beginners. Struggling a little with chord change overs but determined to become a proficient player.
Best wishes from the UK(Birmingham)
This is great, Michael! Glad to hear you’re experiencing growth as a ukulele player and are able to play ukulele with other people. That’s the way to do it.
I had no problem opening the lesson book. Try opening in chrome.
Thanks for putting all the mp3 for download, Brett.
It is quite important to me.
I just bought the Kindle version of book when I saw that the mp3 can be downloaded.
Hi Brett, have purchased ukulele exercises for dummies and have tried to download the audio tracks using my new ipad with Safari. It says Safari cannot download it. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks Lea
Hi Lea, to access the audio tracks on your iPad, download the tracks by chapter rather than by part. This will allow you to save the audio files or listen to them on your iPad.
finally got to the point of needing more Uke exercises, so I downloaded your Ukulele Exercises for Dummies on my Kindle last night, and after looking it through, it is probably the best Uke exercise book oh the shelves-digital or not, for every uke player out there. thank you so much and thanks to amazon for making the Kindle version so easy to see the necessaries, i.e, charts, chords, tabs, etc…It’s a cool book that I will use for a very long time to come.
Colleen, it’s great to hear from you. I’m so happy to hear that you’re enjoying Ukulele Exercises For Dummies! Thanks for the great review.
Brett, I purchased Ukulele tricks video course over a year ago, but had put it down after about a month. I’m back in action and loving it. The fact that the purchase is lifetime really is a head above all of the rest. Sometimes schedules are hard. Because of that and the overall quality of all of your products, I had no problem purchasing your new Finger Picking tricks even though I’m not really ready for it yet. Knowing it will be there when I am is worth its weight in gold.
I’m combining what I’m learning on your site with a local 8 week class and finding there is too much to practice all at once. I’m wondering if your “Ukulele Exercises For Dummies” will help me to better plan my practice sessions or just add more fuel and confusion to the fire?
Thanks for you products!!!
Dave, I’m thrilled you’re enjoying all the lessons! Sounds like you’re diving right in head first! I’d say finish up this 8-week class and then see where you’re at. Ukulele Exercises For Dummies is a great book to have to supplement what you’re learning in my courses or your class with additional exercises and practice examples. It’s an easy book to flip through.
This is the book I bumped into that inspired me to pickup the uke for my daughter. It turns out that I’ve spent more time on the uke than she has lol, it’s really addicting. It’s like once you pickup the uke, it’s not as easy to put down. Congrats on the accomplishment of this book Brett.
Am wanting to download a copy of ukulele excercises for dummies, can I do this straight to my iPad ? I don’t have a kindle and am to impatient and want to “get to it” and don’t want to wait for the paperback version…… Can u tell me how please. I have been messing around for about a year and now have ukuleleitous… My collection is now at 8… Gulp but at this stage can’t do them enough justice, the soo ready I get your book the better. Thanks Jan Auckland, New Zealand
Jan, yes, you can purchase Ukulele Exercises For Dummies through the iBooks Store via your iPad. However, some customers have reported issues with reading some of music in the book via the iPad. For this reason, I ultimately recommend people purchase the physical copy of the book.