Famous Solos and Duets for Ukulele
Charming and far more sophisticated than you might expect … King has done the ukulele a valuable service by restoring these tunes to the modern repertoire.Acoustic Guitar
Famous Solos and Duets for the Ukulele presents ukulele music as you have never seen or heard it before. A sheet music anthology & audio CD featuring pieces from the earliest known methods and collections published for the ukulele between 1909 and 1920, Famous Solos and Duets is newly engraved in both standard notation and tablature and contains extensive fingering and performance instructions. Edited, arranged, and performed by ukulele virtuoso and historian John King, this collection makes the original, classic repertoire of this charming little instrument available to the public for the first time in nearly a century. The Preface, informative and thoroughly researched, places the ukulele and its music in historical context, from its early days in Hawai’i, to its widespread popularity on the Mainland. Showcasing pieces which are both challenging and beautiful, Famous Solos and Duets features the music of Queen Lili’uokalani, King Kalakaua, Ernest Ka’ai, Henry Kailimai, George Awai, George Kia Nahaolelua, N. B. Bailey and Vadah Olcott Bickford. Also included in Famous Solos and Duets are invaluable instructions for the different styles of strumming as played by the “Father of the ukulele,” Ernest Ka’ai. The CD contains all 22 pieces expertly performed by John King. Sheet music anthology & audio CD. 48 pp., ISBN 0786669152.
$17.95, plus shipping