The ukulele is more popular today than ever, and this instructional book makes learning the uke easy and fun! It covers all important subjects for the beginning uke player including rhythm accompaniment, strumming patterns and techniques, fingerpicking techniques and melody playing. The music is presented in notation and tablature and is explained in easy-to-understand terms. Total Ukulele also covers the basics of music theory, chord exercises and many chord progressions. The companion CD features numerous exercises and eleven popular tunes to listen to or play along with.