A Comprehensive Course for Mastering the Uke
Multi-instrumentalist and roots music wizard Bob Brozman's two-DVD set takes a ukulele player from first chords and strums to techniques that can be used to play hundreds of songs. His "toolbox" provides the nuts and bolts that every learner needs to transform this little instrument into a musical giant.
Enter the world of the ukulele through the magical hands and musical mind of string wizard Bob Brozman! This DVD is jam-packed with invaluable musical information, from the most basic chords and sstrums for beginners to a myriad of musical ideas and techniques for those with some uke experience.
You'll learn to play in a variety of keys and American roots music styles, including blues, early jazz and ragtime. Bob provides exercises, music theory, strumming and fingerpicking techniques, rhythmic variations, scales, harmony lines, major and minor chords and progressions, and much more.
If you are a beginner, this lesson will get you off to a great start. More experienced strummers will soon learn new and exciting ways to make music on this unique instrument, adding spice and excitement to your songs.
Bob Brozman continues his excursion into the wonderful world of the ukulele with more advanced musical tools to help you become a fully accomplished player. As in DVD One, this lesson is jam-packed with invaluable exercises, ideas and information that will challenge and delight all learning ukers.
Bob brings it up a notch as he starts off with a catchy 8-bar Ukulele Rag, then explores diminished chords, vamps, chord substitutions, advanced strumming and fingerpicking variations, rumba rhythms, chord melodies and lots more.
"I recently bought your ukulele tool box vol 1 & 2 and have started working on the vol 1 dvd. I have had numerous uke teachers before now but have to say I am learning much more from your DVD than from any teacher I have been to. My knowledge of the fretboard and expansion of my skills is moving forward in ways I did not think would be so possible, so quick. Your presentation style is very clear and easy to understand. Thanks you so very much for producing such wonderful, intelligent and valuable ukulele teachings." - Trevor Gollagher