All Fred's books have tablature unless otherwise noted. Most have music notation too. The DVD's have PDF file/tab books (instead of paper books) that you can access when you put the DVD in your computer.
Jazzing Up the Ukulele
Learn how to do jazz chord substitution, to make your accompaniment and chord soloing jazzier & more interesting. Fred shows you how, with 7 classic jazz tunes, 3 versions of each song, and detailed explanations of how & why the chord variations happened. Lots of theory and some great songs & beautiful backup and chord solos...you'll come away with more understanding of how chord progressions work!
- Book w/CD$19.95
101 Mandolin Tips
Intro to the world of mandolin! Playing & practicing tips & music theory, plus mandolin history & lore, tips about accessories (straps, strings, picks etc.), who to listen to (past and present mando wizards), different genres (Italian music, bluegrass, Choro &more) and how to find mandolin activities in your neighborhood. Did you know Beethoven played mandolin?
- Book w/soundfiles$14.99
Complete Beginners Ukulele Guide
Start right at the beginning: how to tune, hold & strum the uke. Learn over a dozen easy chords, several strums & tunes of many genres (in 5 keys!): Stand By Me, Ghost Riders In the Sky, Folsom Prison Blues, House of the Rising Sun, Aloha Oe & more. A fun, easy to use intro to the uke.
- DVD & book$19.95
Get beyond strumming and learn to play solos and accompaniment, fingerstyle! You will learn to play chord melody solos and to fingerpick accompaniment patterns for many rhythmic grooves. Because fingerstyle playing works for all genres, folk, jazz, blues and country songs are included in this collection! Songs include: After You've Gone * Aloha Oe * Amazing Grace * C.C. Rider * I Ride an Old Paint * The Red River Valley * St. Louis Blues * Take Me Out to the Ball Game * The Wabash Cannon Ball * Will the Circle Be Unbroken * and more.
101 Ukulele Tips
|Ready to take your uke playing to the next level? Or, want a great introduction to the wonderful world of uke? Here's a book of valuable how-to insight from which ukulele players of all styles and levels can benefit. The text, photos, music, diagrams and accompanying CD provide a terrific, easy-to-use resource for a variety of topics, including: techniques, improvising and soloing, equipment, practicing, ear training, performance, uke history and lore, and much more!|
- Book & CD$14.99
All Three Uke Guides
Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Ukulele Guide; the package deal!
- 3 DVDs & book$49.95
Complete Advanced Ukulele Guide
In Lesson #3, you’ll learn still more moveable and first-position chords, diminished chords and many more jazz chord shapes. There are more chord/melody solos that'll get you playing up and down the neck, more blues licks, and a bluegrassy fingerpicking solo. Tunes include “Crazy,” “Matchbox,” “Rosetta,” “Fly Me To the Moon,” “Mister Sandman,” “Anytime,” “Wreck of Old 97” and “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Option: get all 3 DVDs for $49.95.
- DVD & book$19.95
Complete Intermediate Ukulele Guide
Beyond strumming: learn more 1st position chords & moveable (up-the-neck) chords, fingerpicking patterns, major scales, how to play a 12-bar blues in any key. Pick out melodeies, play beautiful chord/melody solos. Tunes include Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Tennessee Waltz, Route 66, Not Fade Away, A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, See See Rider & more. Option: get all three uke DVDs for $49.95.
- DVD & book$19.95
Fretboard Roadmaps for Mandolin
by Fred Sokolow & Bob Applebaum, a thorough method for mandolin. Learn chords, scales & soloing techniques for all keys & all styles: bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz, blues. Lots of sample tunes & exercises.
Fretboard Roadmaps for Ukulele
Fred collaborated with uke expert Jim Beloff to make this complete method book. It teaches you how to strum backup chords in any key; play chord solos up and down the fretboard; solo in any key using first-position major scales, chord-based licks, and moveable major and blues scales; understand chord progressions; increase your chord vocabulary; and more. If you can play guitar, you can play uke (the chord positions are almost exactly the same!). For beginners or folks who already play uke.
- CD & Book$14.95
Fretboard Roadmaps for Bass Guitar
Learn to play bass lines (all kinds of grooves) anywhere on the fretboard, in any key. Learn major, minor, and pentatonic scale patterns, chord-based lines, and much more. Very usefulf or beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. The CD includes 64 demonstration and play-along tracks.
- w/Tab Book & CD$14.95
Fretboard Roadmaps for Dobro Guitar
Learn G, D, A and E tunings, lots of sample tunes & licks that work for bluegrass, blues, country, rock or swing...tab, music & CD.
- Book & CD$12.95
Beatles for Fingerstyle Ukulele
These 25 tracks match the arrangements in the book of the same name, but they make a great listening CD as well! And I Love Her, Penny Lane, If I Fell, Lucy In the Sky, Here Comes the Sun, Strawberry Fields, Hey Jude, Something, Yesterday, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Help From My Friends, When I'm 64, Can't Buy Me Love, Across the Universe, You've Got to HideYour Love Away, Eight Days a Week, We Can Work It Out, Michelle, Here There & Everywhere, Please Please Me, Hard Day's Night, She Loves You, Norwegian Wood, Lucy In the Sky, I Feel Fine.
- CD or soundfiles$10.00
Beatles for Fingerstyle Ukulele
25 favorites arranged as instrumental chord-melody solos, and as strum-along lyric-chord sheets. Beautiful, playable solos for And I Love Her, Penny Lane, If I Fell, Lucy In the Sky, Here Comes the Sun, Strawberry Fields, Hey Jude, Something, Yesterday, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Help From My Friends, When I'm 64 and lots more!
- Book $17.99
21 of the most popular bluegrass songs & fiddle tunes, arranged for uke. Learn to strum the chords & sing the tunes, plus play them as instrumentals, including 3-finger, banjo-style picking. Songs include: Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms, Wabash Cannonball, Old Joe Clark, Little Maggie, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Banks of the Ohio, Soldier's Joy & more.
- Book & CD. $24.95
16 blues standards. Each song has two arrangements: One with lyrics, melody and uke chord grids to strum while singing, and one with a chord/melody tab arrangement, so you can play the song instrumentally, with lots of blues licks thrown in. All songs are played & sung on the CD. Includes: Beale Street Blues, C. C. Rider, Limehouse Blues, Midnight Special, St. James Infirmary, St. Louis Blues, Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness, If I Do & 9 others. Guitar players: if you play guitar, you can play ukulele! You use the same chord shapes, they just have different names.
- Book & CD$24.95