UKULELE

One of Hawaii’s most well known instruments is the ukulele. Yet even if most of us have heard the ukulele played, many of us have never played one. This pathfinder is designed to help you become more familiar with the origins and history of the ukulele, how it is made, and how you can learn to play it.


<SEARCH TERMS>

When you  do the search for ukulele by the Hawaii State Public Library System  Catalog (http://librarieshawaii.org/catalog/index.html),
the following subject headings may be useful:

 
    UKULELE
    UKULELE - CONSTRUCTION
    UKULELE - METHODS
    UKULELE MUSIC

<GENERAL REFERENCES>

The World Book Encyclopedia, 2001 ed., s.v. "Ukulele." 031 Wo
(The World Book Online is also available through Hawaii State Public Library System at:  http://www.state.hi.us/libraries/hsl/databases.html)

~Online Encyclopedia~
Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. s.v. “Ukulele.” Available from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukulele; Internet; accessed on 26 September 2005.

<BROWSING>

Look for books on ukulele under the call numbers: H 787  (Hawaiian Nonfiction) or 787  (Adult Nonfiction) on the second floor of
the McCully -Moiliili Public Library.


<DATABASE & INDEXES>

The following databases are available through the Hawaii State Public Library System at: http://www.state.hi.us/libraries/hsl/ databases.html

MasterFILE Premier
Enter in “SU Subject Terms” field: ukulele

Frauenfelder, Mark.My Sweet Embraceable Uke,” Business 2.0, 6 (13) (June 2001): 82.

Greenberg, Marvin. “The Ukulele in Your Classroom,” Music Educators Journal 79 (3) (November, 1992): 43.

Academic Search Premier
Enter in Default Fields: ukulele

King, John. “A New History of the Origins and Development of the "Ukulele, 1938-1915,” Hawaiian Journal of History 37 (2003): 1-32.

<WEB SITES>

~Here are some very useful and informative links
to websites on the ukulele.~

"Hawaiian Instruments," Stevo's Hawaiian Music Guide. Home page on-line. Available from: www.hawaii-music.com/instruments.shtml; Internet; accessed on 20 September 2005.

Walsh, Tom. “Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum.” Home page on-line. Available from http://ukulele.org/; Internet; accessed on 19 September 2005.
<BOOKS>

HISTORY

Beloff, Jim. The Ukulele: A Visual History. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003. H 787.8 Be

Felix, John Henry. The 'Ukulele: A Portuguese Gift to Hawaii. Kailua, HI: J.H. Felix, 1980. H 787.92 F


DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Wickham, D. Henry. Ukulele Design & Construction: A Comprehensive Guide to Construct a Hawaiian Tenor Ukulele: Step-by-Step Instructions for Spanish Style and Box Style Construction for Any Woodworkers. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford Pub., 2004. 787.89192 Wi

Gilbert, Denis. The Ukulele: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make This Traditional Hawaiian Instrument. Kailua, HI: Windward Pub. and Press, 2003. H 787.89192 Gi


HOW TO PLAY

~ If you are a beginner...~

Witt, Diane M. How to Play the Hawaiian Ukulele: 10 Easy Lessons.  Honolulu, HI: Mutual Pub., 2000. H 87.89193 Wi

~If you want to learn Hawaiian style...~
The Collection of Popular Early Hawaiian Ukulele Methods. Anaheim Hills, CA: Centerbrook Pub., 1998.  H 787.89193 Co


SONG BOOKS

~For Hawaiian songs...~

Middlebrook, Ron. Ukulele Song Book: In Notation and Tablature. Anaheim Hills, CA: Centerstream Publishing, 1999. H 787.89193 Uk

Wilcox, Carol.  He Mele Aloha: A Hawaiian Songbook.  Honolulu, HI: ʻOliʻOli Productions, 2003. H 787.89164 He

~Ukulele for popular songs...~

Ohta,Herb. Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Masters. Studio City, CA: Flea Market Music, 2002. H 787.89 Ju


CHORD BOOK
Sakuma, Roy. Treasury of Ukulele Chords: The Most Comprehensive Book of Ukulele Chords. Honolulu, HI: Roy Sakuma Productions, 1998. H 787.89 S

<VIDEO>

Beginning Ukulele with Teresa Bright. 46 min. Kaneohe, HI: T. Bright, 1997, videocassette. VT H 787.9 B





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                                Prepared by Dainan Skeem & Masashi Shimonao, Fall 2005
                                LIS601: Introduction to Reference and Information Services
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