Designed by John McCarthy, this complete ukulele course has all the essential techniques needed to play all genres of music. Start with how to hold the ukulele for comfortable playing and fast, effective learning. Next, learn picking and strumming techniques, chords, rhythm, timing, and how they are used to play popular songs. Learn melodies, scales and the basics of the blues. You will also learn lead techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs and bends, and how to put them together to play lead riffs! As an added bonus, included is an extensive chord and scale section to further your knowledge of the ukulele. Download audio backing tracks and demonstrations that correspond with each lesson in the book. Hear each lesson played slowly and at regular speed. Play songs and melodies over full band backing tracks to get the sensation of playing in a band! Register using the member number inside the last page of this book.