Just Published! Ukulele for Teens

Look what's finally arrived!

This book has been many years in the making and will make its debut at the Winter NAMM Show 2024!


It was an interesting adventure co-writing this book with Chad Johnson: Author/Musician. Special thanks to the whole artistic and editorial team at Hal Leonard for giving our book that extra polish and shine. Officially published and available December 20, 2023. ❤

My sincere hope is that this book makes ukulele more accessible to young folks, and more kids find the joy of playing an instrument that has brought so much joy to me.

Big thanks to all of my ukulele students - they're the reason this book exists in the first place. Thanks to Chad for being a great co-pilot; I got to do a lot of the fun stuff for this - singing, playing ukulele for the videos; he did much of the grunt work!

From the intro:

Welcome to Ukulele for Teens ! Why a book just for teens? With the ukulele's rise in popularity, there have been a lot of great teaching resources but nothing specifically geared toward the adolescent player. With that in mind, Ukulele for Teens presents the fundamentals of playing the instrument but incorporates songs by some of the most popular artists in music today, presented and arranged in singable keys for the teenage performer. To help you succeed, we've also included audio demos of the exercises and songs in addition to video lessons of author Alli Johnson showing you chords, strumming techniques, and more! Songs include: All Is Found (Kasey Musgraves) * Brave (Sara Bareilles) * Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) * I'm Yours (Jason Mraz) * Love Story (Taylor Swift) * The Only Exception (Paramore) * You and I (Ingrid Michaelson) * and more!
Interested in ordering your copy?  It's at your local booksellers, especially music retailers and also on Amazon here

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