Best Alistair Wood books
Ukulele For Dummies
Best price for this book: $ 14.84
With the help of Ukulele For Dummies, learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing—fast. From purchasing a ukulele and the necessary accessories to making sense of simple chord progressions and playing in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, Hawaiian, and holiday favourites—the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have you creating beautiful music in no time.
For anyone wishing to learn to play this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics, from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger picking—and everything in between. Plus, you'll find tips to make certain chord changes easier, chords and tabs for popular Christmas and New Year songs, apps for mobile devices, the ten best ukulele chords, and so much more.
- Audio tracks are available via online download at Dummies.com, creating a total musical instruction package
- Features a ukulele buying guide for the novice
- Offers instruction in a variety of musical styles
- Provides finger-picking instruction and the chords and patterns you need to know
With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making a big splash with this tiny instrument in no time.
Ukulele Exercises For Dummies
Best price for this book: $ 13.93
- Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms
- Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggio exercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces
- Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting your own rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos
- Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything from the classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues!
- Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in the book, providing you with a self-contained practice package
Ukulele For Dummies
Best price for this book: $ 27.08
The ukulele is hot. The season one finale of Glee featured a ukulele. The recent hit song "Hey Soul Sister" by Train includes the dulcet tones of a uke. Not to mention the runaway success of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. For anyone wishing to master this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics—from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger-picking.
- The print version of the book includes a CD with audio tracks of the entire musical notation in the book—creating a total musical instruction package
- Offers instruction in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, holiday favorites, and Hawaiian music
- Features a buying guide for the novice—with tips on purchasing a ukulele plus other necessary accessories
With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making beautiful music—as they tiptoe through the tulips—in no time.
Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version
Ukulele In A Day For Dummies
Best price for this book: $ 0
Ukulele in a Day For Dummies:
- Covers ukulele basics
- Introduces readers to basic chords and strumming patterns
- Provides everything needed for readers to play a simple tune or two at the end of the day!
- Comes with access to 29 audio tracks and a half dozen instructional videos so you can read, hear, and see how to play the uke
Varieties of Modernism (Art of the Twentieth Century)
Best price for this book: $ 21
Arranged in four main parts, this abundantly illustrated book begins by examining aspects of the European avant-garde from the 1930s to the aftermath of the Second World War. The second part focuses on the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the U.S., in particular the work of Jackson Pollock and important critics. Part three looks at “autonomous” high modernism of the early to mid-1960s and the contemporary, related modernist theorization of photography. The final part of the book addresses the reemergence in the 1950s and 1960s of the concerns of the 1920 avant-gardes operating in the so-called “gap between art and life.”
Collage Fusion: Vibrant Wood and Fabric Art using Telamadera Techniques
Alma de la Melena Cox
Best price for this book: $ 4.45
Unleash vibrant collage creations using a new process: Telamadera Fusion
Collage Fusion shows you how to create meaningful art with your favorite mediums—including fabrics, paint, papers, encaustic and so much more—using the Telamadera Fusion process. Artist Alma de la Melena Cox combined the Spanish words for fabric (tela) and wood (madera) to express the combination of vibrantly colored materials that make up this beautiful technique.
- Clear step-by-step photos and instruction guide you through 20 techniques including how to use a wood-burning tool to add lines and details, working with fabric and paints, and incorporating beads, personal.
- 10 projects teach you how to incorporate Telamadera Fusion into other art forms, including encaustic, jewelry-making, quilting and more.
- Finished art pieces for all techniques and projects along with inspirational galleries are sure to spark your creativity.
Masterful Women: Slaveholding Widows from the American Revolution through the Civil War (Gender and American Culture)
Kirsten E. Wood
Best price for this book: $ 4.61
Because their husbands' wills and dower law often gave women authority over entire households, widowhood expanded both their domestic mandate and their public profile. They wielded direct power not only over slaves and children but also over white men--particularly sons, overseers, and debtors. After the Revolution, southern white men frequently regarded powerful widows as direct threats to their manhood and thus to the social order. By the antebellum decades, however, these women found support among male slaveholders who resisted the popular claim that all white men were by nature equal, regardless of wealth. Slaveholding widows enjoyed material, legal, and cultural resources to which most other southerners could only aspire. The ways in which they did--and did not--translate those resources into social, political, and economic power shed new light on the evolution of slaveholding society.
Five Days in London, May 1940
Best price for this book: $ 7.27
Lukacs takes us hour by hour into the critical unfolding of events at 10 Downing Street, where Churchill and the members of his cabinet were painfully considering their war responsibilities. We see how the military disasters taking place on the Continent—particularly the plight of the nearly 400,000 British soldiers bottled up in Dunkirk—affected Churchill’s fragile political situation, for he had been prime minister only a fortnight and was regarded as impetuous and hotheaded even by many of his own party. Lukacs also investigates the mood of the British people, drawing on newspaper and Mass-Observation reports that show how the citizenry, though only partly informed about the dangers that faced them, nevertheless began to support Churchill’s determination to stand fast.
Other historians have dealt with Churchill’s difficulties during this period, using the partial revelations of certain memoirs and private and public papers. But Lukacs is the first to convey the drama and importance of these days, and he does so in a compelling narrative that combines deep knowledge with high literary style.
The Gospel of Gentility: American Women Missionaries in Turn-of-the-Century China
Best price for this book: $ 34
“A subtle and finely written book… [on] an aspect of the mission world in China that has never before received such probing, affectionate, detailed treatment.”―Jonathan Spence, New York Review of Books
“An important and often entertaining work….New angles on imperialism and gentility alike.”―Martin E. Marty, Reviews in American History
“A triumph of sophisticated subtle intelligence. Though quite cognizant of the dark side of the confluence of American nationalism and the missionary enterprise, Hunter’s interest is in moving beyond that understanding to explore how the meeting of two cultures affected, and was shaped by, a female angle of vision.”―Regina Morantz-Sanchez, Signs
“Jane Hunter writes better than most novelists, and she has a topic more demanding and rewarding than the subjects many novelists deal with. Her story of the valiant and ofttimes guilt-ridden women who ventured to China, singly or with spouses, to win the country for Christ creates a world and beckons readers into it.”―Christian Century
American Idyll: Academic Antielitism as Cultural Critique
Best price for this book: $ 29.95