Ukulele in the Classroom is a methodical approach to developing music literacy skills in school classrooms and other learning environments. The series features over seventy-five carefully crafted arrangements of traditional music from around the world, works by great classical composers and popular songs, each reinforcing elements of an ever-expanding skill set.
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Book 1
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Highlights:

30 fun lessons
Tons of creative exercises
Over two dozen engaging arrangements
100% "High 4th Friendly" Tuning Help
Singing
Strumming
Melody picking

Duets and trios
Practical lessons in music theory
54 pages

Summary:

Throughout Book 1 students are singing, picking, and strumming - by ear and by note, in unison and in parts - in the keys of C major and F major. Skills in Book 1 include singing, strumming, picking, note-reading, ear training, improvising, ensemble playing, and more. View the Book 1 Table of Contents (PDF).

Repertoire selections - most arranged in two or three parts - include traditional English, French, Chinese, Hawaiian, African, Chilean, and Canadian songs, as well as arrangements of works by classical composers including Brahms, Benedict, and Holst.

Ukulele in the Classroom Book 1 features over two dozen arrangements for your singing, strumming and picking pleasure! Listen to audio samples from Book 1.

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Book 2
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Front Cover
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Highlights:

37 fun lessons
Tons of creative exercises
Over two dozen engaging arrangements
100% "High 4th Friendly" Tuning Help
Singing
Strumming
Melody picking

Duets and trios
Practical lessons in music theory
64 pages

Summary:

In Book 2 you guide your class through traditional and popular music from France, Italy, North America, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Ireland, Guatemala, and Scotland in addition to arrangements of works by great composers including Mouret, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Glinka, and Mozart - and those are just the highlights!

The majority of the repertoire in Book 2 is arranged for two or three ukulele parts (in addition to chordal accompaniment), each requiring a different level of proficiency. In other words, there's something for everyone in each carefully crafted arrangement.

Skills and concepts introduced in Book 2 include the double strum, the chromatic scale, secondary dominant chords, blues improvisation, and more.

Ukulele in the Classroom Book 2 features over two dozen arrangements tailor-made for you and/or your music class! Listen to audio samples from Book 2.

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Book 3
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40 fun lessons
Tons of creative exercises
Over two dozen engaging arrangements
100% "High 4th Friendly" Tuning Help
Singing
Strumming
Melody picking

Flatpicking
Duets and trios
Practical lessons in music theory
72 pages

Summary:

The solid foundation of musicianship skills acquired through Books 1 and 2 allows students to move into ever more exciting repertoire in Book 3. Over the course of this book, students explore minor chords and keys, learn how to use a flatpick, and discover how to transpose chords and scales, all the while expanding upon skills acquired in Books 1 and 2.

In addition to practical sight-reading, harmony, and music theory exercises, Book 3 is full of exciting music from around the world. Highlights include traditional music from Spain, Hawaii, France, Bulgaria, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Canada, the Dominican Republic, the U.S.A., England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as arrangements of works by Handel, Dvorák, Purcell, Ponchielli, and Bach in addition to familiar popular songs.

Ukulele in the Classroom Book 3 features over two dozen exciting arrangements to help you reach that next level of musicianship! Listen to audio samples from Book 3.

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Book 3 Teacher Edition

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