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.
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 - CONSTRUCTION
UKULELE - METHODS
The World Book Encyclopedia, 2001 ed., s.v. "Ukulele." 031 Wo
Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. s.v. “Ukulele.” Available from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukulele; Internet; accessed on 26 September 2005.
the McCully -Moiliili Public Library.
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The following databases are available through the Hawaii State Public Library System at: http://www.state.hi.us/libraries/hsl/ databases.html
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.
~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
Felix, John Henry. The
'Ukulele: A Portuguese Gift to
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
HOW TO PLAY
~ If you are a beginner...~
Witt, Diane M. How to
Play the Hawaiian Ukulele: 10
~If you want to learn Hawaiian style...~
~For Hawaiian songs...~
Ron. Ukulele Song
Book: In Notation and Tablature.
Wilcox, Carol. He Mele
Aloha: A Hawaiian
~Ukulele for popular songs...~
Jim's Ukulele Masters.
Sakuma, Roy. Treasury of Ukulele Chords: The Most Comprehensive Book of Ukulele Chords.
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