Today I am featuring my book Ukulele Expressions: Illustrated Ukulele Fingerstyle Etudes for the Picking Hand, along with a few other gift ideas that would pair well with it in case you want to give your friend a gift basket, gift bag, etc.
Ukulele Expressions focuses on instrumental music that can be played using only one hand – no fretting! Ten pieces of music are set to a nature theme as paintings of nature scenes I created are paired with them. This is perfect for an advanced beginner or experienced player.
You can pair this book with the other two books in the series. Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure and Ukulele Expressions: Low G Animals in Art are sure to keep your friend busy with music for a long time to come. The music is perfect for anyone who experiences hand pain in their fretting hand and gives them the opportunity to still play beautiful music.
The D’Addario Tri-Action Ukulele Capo would pair well with any of these books since you need a capo for some of the musical pieces. I love this capo because it is easy on my hand. I can open it and put it around the neck of the ukulele with ease. And it is adjustable so you can have just the right amount of tension on the strings.
A tuner is essential for playing the pieces in Ukulele Expressions since the tunings change every few songs. The Snark ST-8 Super Tight Clip-On Tuner is my favorite. It is very reliable!
Lastly, this Hawaiian Hibiscus Ukulele Strap by Cloudmusic would be a fun gift for any ukulele player. It is fun to collect straps and change them out and they can be a reflection of the player’s personality.
I hope these ideas have been helpful! If you have any questions, you can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tomorrow I will share another one of my books!
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