I have for a long time enjoyed all of Lamberts arrangements of Classical
pieces for the ukulele, so I was excited to hear that he had written a book
of new and original pieces for those at the beginning of their ukulele
journey. The pieces in this book are well written and fun to play. I especially
like the fact that all of the pieces are aimed at beginners, yet to still sound
wonderful when played. From the flamenco influenced Spanish Dream,
through to more contemporary pieces such as Sunday afternoon, there is
enough in this book to challenge and excite any new players. Lambert has
done an excellent job in notating the book clearly, and has compiled an
excellent collection of pieces that I am certain players will enjoy coming
back to. It is great to see new compositions for the ukulele and Lamberts
collection really adds to the instrument's growing repertoire.
Paul Mansell AVCM
Paul Mansell holds an Honors diploma on the Ukulele from the Victoria
College of Music and has written 6 ukulele books published through Mel
Bay and Kevin Mayhew Ltd.