…to summarize, it provides a technique for remembering the association between finger positions and chord names on the ukulele, as well as for remembering note names in the order given by the circle of perfect fifths. In you are interested in how to accomplish this feat, then read on!
Wow. Not sure I can follow this, but it is fascinating…
If you’re looking for a fun way to practice and improve your ukulele chord knowledge, check out BeatNik’s Ukulele Jump Start – an interactive quizbook for Amazon Kindle.
So what’s an “interactive quizbook”, exactly? Well, this unique ebook acts more like an app than a book, allowing you to test your uke-chordsmanship with, or without, your instrument at hand. The book is cleverly designed to jump from page to page in a way that shows only certain information, for example, just the chord fingering, on one page, then reveals the “answer” on another page showing only the chord name. In addition, there is a “Jump” button on every page (hence the name of the book) that allows you to go to a random page to truly test your comprehension of the chords.
To see the book in action, check out this video:
BeatNik’s Ukulele Jump Start also includes a free, full version of his renowned chord training software, Speak Ukulele 2! This program currently retails for on Revizzit, but it’s free with this companion quizbook!
This unusual app-pretending-to-be-a-book skyrocketed to #1 on Kindle in less than 24 hours after it’s release!
To purchase your copy and receive the free bonus software, visit: http://amzn.com/B00GAPR1ZG
Amazon.com #1 Bestseller: BeatNik’s Ukulele Jump Start: An Interactive Quizbook For Learning 168 Uke Chords Fast!
This is a different kind of Kindle book – an interactive quizbook that allows the reader to not only learn ukulele chords, but also quiz themselves to commit their knowledge to memory!
Inspired by the memory techniques used in BeatNik’s Speak Ukulele 2 software, this opens up an easy, convenient way to practice on the go – with or without your ukulele in hand. 168 chords are shown with suggested finger placement on an actual ukulele fretboard, which must be clicked to reveal the name of the chord! Advance through the book in sequential order by turning the pages normally, or use the JUMP! button on any page to be taken to a random ukulele chord.
See on www.amazon.com
BeatNik’s Ukulele Jump Start: Interactive Kindle Uke Quizbook
I’m excited to announce my secret project that I have been toiling away on for the past several weeks! I am very close to releasing this completely interactive ukulele chord book on the Amazon Kindle platform.
The book allows you to practice your chords and memorization with, or without, your instrument. It uses gamification to allow you to even give yourself quizzes and test your chord knowledge!
In addition to this great learning tool, for a limited time each book will include a full version of my Speak Ukulele 2 software as a free bonus gift!
To make sure you are first in line when the book launches,
be sure to sign up for my newsletter here ————————-———————-—–>
…or you can sign up on the Home Page of the UkeCanPlay blog!
Here’s a great clip of Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards (the voice of Jiminy Cricket!) singing; as Dooley sez, “Ike does what he does best, singing and wailing on the ukulele, while lady magician pulls lit cigarettes out of him.
Ukulele Ike (a.k.a. Jiminy Cricket) tears it up while Suzy Wandas (?) does sleight of hand. How sweet it is!
See on boingboing.net