I'm no longer in a position to allow FREE PDF downloads. I just can't justify the cost. Need to focus on active students and members with paid broader / premium access.
The FREE Chord Charts and Music Reference Charts are still available. It's time to pay the piper and support the site.
HOWEVER - You can
If you're not into membership subscriptions then you can buy any book as an individual PDF or selected books are available as hard-copy book that can be shipped to you.
LearningUkulele.com - The Most Compressive Ukulele Site in the World
I’m not a venture-funded startup nor a major corporation. I’m — a self-employed musician, author, teacher, graphic artist, programmer, … located in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA. And this website, books, lessons, songs and content have been grinding along in one form or another along since 1992. With the ukulele part literally a full time effort since 2003 - literally years of effort have gone into creating this content.
That’s why my books are not free and I offer site access plans instead of running ads. I don't like ads either – don't really care for subscriptions, hence the Forever Access Plan and longer Annual Plan(s). Rather, it’s reader-supported. Meaning, I need visitors like you to send me money. Not a lot of money. And not every visitor. Which visitors? Only the ones who enjoy the site and find value in the information.
Why Buy My Books
How to pay for this book
Thanks for visiting LearningUkulele.com! I hope you’ve enjoyed the site so far. My site does not run ads. It’s supported by visitors, premium site members, and readers like you.
Because this book is only available directly through me (Curt Sheller), this site, and at our Funky Frets family music store. It is the only way this book can earn its keep, and its only source of revenue is visitors and site members like you. If you don’t pay, the book dies, gets no updates, etc.
Good news is you can become a Premium Site Member you get this book for FREE as part of your paid subscription.
I’m not a venture-funded startup nor a major corporation. I’m a self-employed musician, author, teacher, graphic artist located in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA. And this website has been grinding along in one form or another along since 1995, the ukulele part has been a full-time effort since 2003 — literally years of effort have gone into creating this content.
Making my books only available on this, my website, is an experiment in using the web as a serious book publishing platform. My goal is to take my music expertise and knowledge that I've gained from the past 40 plus years of serious study, performance, and research and make it available. All in the service of your quest to be a better musician, enjoy the ukulele more, or just having more fun in what you are doing.
My goal is to deliver and present this material with a high standard of quality typically associated with traditional printed, mass-produced books by traditional publishers. All While taking advantage of all the web has to offer.
All my, Curt Sheller books are the sole product, with 100% of, and all the effort, graphic design, site coding, content, marketing, fulfillment, etc. — by one person – yours truly. And thanks to a few trusted fellow musicians, family, and friends to review before a book is released to wild.
Your purchase supports all that it takes to keep this site going. And, a membership is the best way to do that.
Site Access Plans for LearningUkulele.com
Forever Access - With Forever Premium Access, you get ALL the benefits of a Premium Access Subscription such as Unlimited 24/7 access to ALL lessons, downloads, songs, play-along jam tracks, videos, email access to Curt, resources, related assets, and ALL books by Curt as FREE downloads. Pretty much everything on the site, and NEVER worry about a subscription or surprise payment again. And jump the queue for responding to any questions.
If you're anything like me (Curt) and getting Subscription overloaded with everything and everybody on-line wanting money from you once a month — I'm with you. For like-minded individuals, this forever plan is a pay once, and you're done.
The price for Unlimited Forever access is right around the cost of a few months of private lessons. I can guarantee there is more than enough material on-line to keep you busy for a long, long time. And, you get all of my books for FREE. That alone is more than the cost of this plan.
Basic Access - A limited selection of basic lessons — ( currently over 140 ) and 100+ songs for ukulele as well as basic general music reference material — Completely FREE — Simply Register/Signup. HOWEVER - I've been doing ukulele and LearningUkulele.com since 2003 and probably have given too much away already - as reflected in my income from the site in relationship to the time spent on the site. So help support this site and its continued development by signing up for one of the below Premium Access Plans or buy a few of my books. - Thanks, Curt
NOTE: Each higher access level includes ALL the benefits of the lower levels. Private Lessons include all the benefits of a Premium Access Plans as long as you remain a student on the schedule.
Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books! — Peter Rhee
Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the best — Glen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys
Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too. — Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg
I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent. — fatveg — Portland
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Original Curtie Animation from 1987 for my first web site on a Macintosh II. 34 years ago. Man, does time fly.
“Built for myself (Curt), and sharing with the `Ukulele community!”
LearningUkulele.com has one of the largest collections of lessons, songs, and TABS, Luthiers, ukulele builders, ukulele festival and club information, and, ukulele links on the web. I’ve been on the ®Internet since the early 1990's and This site just never stops growing!!!
Content is added and updated almost daily - so check back often.
I really do need to get out more ;-)