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The Joy of Uke 1
The Joy of Uke 1
Actor: Jim Beloff
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 10min

Jim Beloff teaches you how to tune and hold your uke, develop rhythmic strums, and play the basic chord positions. He starts with the simplest of tunes, but quickly progresses to songs with more complex chords and progress...  more »


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Actor: Jim Beloff
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: Homespun Tapes
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/15/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

"Great intro to the Uke"
L. Stanford | Texas | 08/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video starts with simple strums and chords and then adds more onto what you have previously learned.For a complete beginner,the booklet and the "Pause" button will come in handy.If a beginner takes a little time to learn each strum and chord,you'll end up with several songs you can play and sing to.With the techniques Jim teaches and the extensive chord chart in the back of the booklet,you can play most any song from a fakebook.The guest artists that are near the end of the video will inspire you when they show how much you can do with just four strings.Guests are Travis Harrelson-best strummer I"ve ever seen,Ian Whitcomb-great showman and Uke player,and Ponci Ponce-from the old "Hawiian Eye" TV show playing a fantastic chord melody of "Stars and Stripes".There is a vol 2 "Joy of Uke" and it is also a great learning tool for the intermediate player.The guest on vol 2 is the jazz Uke player Lyle Ritz.Lyle reveals how he plays and why he uses certain tunings.Well worth getting with vol 1.Jim Beloff has a line of song books that are really good for any level to learn some songs from.All of his products are high quality and well worth their price.He also sells "The Fluke" ukulele from his website.I bought one and am very happy with its tone and playability.It has a very unique shape and construction and you'll get comments about it anywhere you take it.