Global Ukulele - Past, Present & Practice
ISBN 9789527347010, e-book: ISBN 9789527347027
Paperback, illustrated in four colours, 280 pages
published in November 2019, e-book in November 2019
What is the secret of the ukulele’s emergence as one of the most played instruments in the world? This book aims to provide fresh and interesting perspectives to that question. Arto Julkunen, Markus Rantanen & Liam Capper-Starr tell the story of the ukulele from Madeira to Hawaii and onwards via the United States to the truly global phenomenon it has become.
They will also reveal a few surprise stories from the ukulele's colourful history, touching closely on not only the world of music, but also that of the movies. The book also includes an extensive training section, which will help ukulele enthusiasts - both beginners and those more advanced – to become familiar with new playing techniques and different musical styles.
Instructional videos can be found at www.globalukulele.com which will help you master the lessons in the book.
Arto Julkunen is a ukulele instructor and enthusiast, and holds a Masters in Psychology. He also arranges one of the largest ukulele festivals in Northern Europe, the Tropical Winter Ukulele Festival, which is held in January in Leppävirta, Finland.
Markus Rantanen holds a Masters in Music, having graduated from the Sibelius Academy. He is an instrument teacher and performing artist, specializing in a range of string instruments, most notably the ukulele. Rantanen has taught thousands of people the art of playing the ukulele, from preschool to senior students.
Liam Capper-Starr is a VFX and motion graphics artist living in UK. He plays ukulele, bass and guitar, both as a solo artist and in the bands Dani and Liam, and the Mersey Belles and Beaus. His debut album Needs More Cello was runner up in the Best Album category in the Uke Magazine awards.