This bundle is a great package for any classroom looking to add ukuleles to a curriculum. Complete with some of the best method and curriculum books for ukulele, the popular Westwood WU-S soprano ukuleles, and some much needed accessories, you can't go wrong with this bundle!
Westwood WU-S Soprano Ukulele Classroom Complete Set includes the following:
- 24 Westwood WU-S Soprano Ukuleles with gigbags
- 12 Aquila Nylgut 4U Soprano Ukulele Strings
- 12 Clip-On Ukulele Tuners (colors and brand will vary upon availability)
- 3 Westwood Guitar-Ukulele Racks to cleanly organize all included ukuleles
- 24 Essential Elements Ukulele Method 1 Books by Marty Gross
- 1 Easy Ukulele Songs Teacher’s Guide by Denise Gagné
- 1 Strum it Up! by Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg
- 1 Strum, Strike, Sing & Play: Artfully Adding Ukulele in the General Music Classroom by Kate Hagen and Sarah Fairfield
- 12 Ukulele Chords (Mini Charts)
Essential Elements Ukulele Method Book 1 by Marty Gross
Book and Online Audio Access
The ukulele is a fun, easy and inexpensive instrument to help anyone get involved in music. The book will help you learn the basic skills and musical knowledge any musician should know. This method focuses on chord strumming, best practicing methods and tips, note reading, "chord challenges" to help learn chord progressions, reading tab, and much more. The audio access provides examples of each song including: All My Loving, Home on the Range, Hound Dog, Jambalaya (On the Bayou), La Bamba, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Octopus's Garden, The Rainbow Connection, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and more!
Designed for classroom and group teaching or individual use.
Easy Ukulele Songs Teacher's Guide By Denise Gagné
Book and enhanced CD 48 pages
Collection of easy songs for ukulele that will have students singing and playing the ukulele in the first lesson! The focus is learning songs to sing and strum. The first 15 songs are one-chord songs. After introducing those chords, 15 easy two-chord songs follow. The last two songs use three chords. Includes a CD with recordings of all the songs. The enhanced CD also has projectable PDFs with links to easy pop songs on YouTube that use the same chords.
Strum it Up! 21 Soprano Ukulele Pieces in Orff Style! By Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg
Book and online resources 44 pages
Collection of ukulele pieces for the Orff music classroom. The timbre of the ukulele supports the child's voice and allows them to hear and sing harmony more accurately with ukulele accompaniment. Each piece has orchestrations and some lessons add movement or improvisation. Arrangements use ukuleles, barred instruments, unpitched percussion, and recorders to integrate the ukulele with classroom instruments. Online supplemental files include lyric sheets, chord charts, and visuals for your presentation software.
Strum, Strike, Sing and Play By Kate Hagen and Sarah Fairfield
Book and link to online resources
Strum, Strike, Sing and Play is an ensemble-based ukulele book. This publication introduces students to the exciting and unique timbre of the ukulele. In recent years, the ukulele has reemerged as a versatile instrument capable of spanning multiple musical genres.This publication is not a typical ukulele teaching method or a technique book; rather it is a compilation of orchestrations featuring the ukulele. The arrangements in this book provide students with the opportunity to practice ukulele skills within the context of a larger ensemble. Teachers with only a limited number of ukuleles will find this publication particularly useful because the lessons feature multiple ways for students to participate in music making. The orchestrations are adjustable to fit the needs each classroom, allowing the teacher to leave out parts or change the instrumentation.
Each lesson outlines a suggested teaching process based on the Orff-Schulwerk model. Students learn through the process of imitation, exploration, and improvisation--the foundational elements of the Orff approach. In each lesson, students are encouraged to sing, say, dance, or play. The active approach of this resource will help students develop a thorough understanding of musical concepts.The ensembles in this book are appropriate for day to day teaching as well as performances. The lessons represent a "seed" of an idea with the intention that educators will cultivate the repertoire to fit their environment. Each lesson should be adapted, changed, or molded to fit your students' needs.
Ukulele Chords Mini Chart
Easy to read 8 1/2" X 11" chord chart for Ukulele players. Standard GCEA tunings.