Song of the Month for August

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Hawaii was expected to be America’s 49th state but actually became the 50th state after Alaska.

Admissions Day or Statehood Day is a state holiday in Hawaii to commemorate the admission of Hawaii as the 50th state of the union on August 21, 1959. Learn more.

In celebration, learn to play Song of Old Hawaii for August’s “Fan Club Featured Song of the Month.” Note: Hawaii Record Company had expected statehood to occur earlier than it did, but as it turns out Alaska became the 49th state and Hawaii became the 50th state.

This hapa haole song (Hawaiian style music with English words) recalls a simpler time. Can you imagine the hula dancers swaying to and fro as the trade winds sigh in the heavens?

  1. Listen to the audio recording in the free online Fan Club.
  2. Schedule private webcam lessons to learn to play it from wherever you live.

I will send you the PDF song sheet for my arrangement and teach you how to play it with my unique Swing Strum for ‘ukulele. The song is in the key of C and uses 5 chords – perfect for beginner to intermediate ‘ukulele players. Other benefits of learning the Ukulele Mele Way:

  • No need to read music.
  • Get feedback from a professional educator and entertainer with over 50 years of ‘ukulele playing and entertaining experience.
  • Learn my method of forming ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and unique strumming styles taught by no one else.

Want a different song? Visit my online Fan Club and listen to over 100 audio recordings of Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and Christmas songs you can learn to play the Ukulele Mele Way with private lessons via webcam or on Maui.

Have fun learning to Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way today!

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Song of the Month for July

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The Medley: Summertime/Moondance is July’s Song of the Month. Learn to play it with two unique ‘ukulele strums.

In celebration of the summer season, learn to play a Medley: Summertime/Moondance for July’s “Song of the Month.” This pop medley combines “Summertime” written by Dubose Howard and George Gershwin in 1934 and “Moondance” written by Van Morrison in 1969.  Both songs go together well in style and story.

LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT WITH 2 UNIQUE ‘UKULELE STRUMS. HERE’S HOW:

  1. Listen to our audio recording.
  2. Schedule private webcam lessons.

I will send you the PDF song sheets of my arrangement and teach you how to play it with I Wanna Rest Strum and 4 And Strum. The song is in the key of Em and uses 8 chords – perfect for intermediate ‘ukulele players.

  • No need to read music.
  • Get feedback from a professional educator and entertainer with over 50 years of ‘ukulele playing and entertaining experience.
  • Learn my method of forming ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and unique strumming styles taught by no one else.

Want a different song? Visit my online Fan Club and listen to over 100 audio recordings of Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and Christmas songs you can learn to play the Ukulele Mele Way with private lessons via webcam or on Maui.

Have fun learning to Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way today!

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Song of the Month for June

Kamehameha the Great

Honor Kamehameha the Great with song

In celebration of Kamehameha Day on June 11, learn to play King Kamehameha the Conqueror of the Islands for June’s “Song of the Month.” This hapa haole song (Hawaiian style music with English words) was written by Johnny Noble and Ted Fiorito in 1934 and tells part of the story of the king’s conquests in English.

  1. Listen to our audio recording
  2. Schedule private webcam lessons to learn to play it from wherever you live.

I will send you the PDF song sheet for King Kamehameha and teach you how to play my arrangement with I Wanna Rest Strum and 4 And Strum. The song is in the key of C and uses 12 chords – perfect for intermediate ‘ukulele players.

  • No need to read music.
  • Get feedback from a professional educator and entertainer with over 50 years of ‘ukulele playing and entertaining experience.
  • Learn my method of forming ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and unique strumming styles taught by no one else.

Want a different song? Visit my online Fan Club and listen to over 100 audio recordings of Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and Christmas songs you can learn to play the Ukulele Mele Way with private lessons via webcam or on Maui.

There is another song that ‘ukulele players can learn to play to honor King Kamehameha aka Kamehameha the Great. NA ALI’I is a traditional Hawaiian song that you can learn by downloading the song sheet, video lesson, audio recording and video story behind the story in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions.  BUY NOW.

Have fun learning to Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way today!

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Song of the Month for May

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May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i

In celebration of May 1st also known as May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii, learn to play the song of the same name for the “Song of the Month.”

  1. Listen to our audio recording
  2. Schedule private webcam lessons to learn to play it from wherever you live.

The song is in the key of G and uses 5 chords – good for ‘ukulele players who play a little (beginners may find it challenging). No need to read music. I will send you the PDF song sheet for May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii and teach you how to play my arrangement with Hum Ding-Ah Strum after you schedule your private lessons.

Get feedback from a professional educator and entertainer with over 50 years of ‘ukulele playing and entertaining experience. Learn my method of forming ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and unique strumming styles taught by no one else.

Want to learn a different song? Visit my online Fan Club and listen to over 90 audio recordings of Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and Christmas songs you can learn to play the Ukulele Mele Way with private webcam lessons.

Have fun learning to Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way today!

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou

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Learn ‘ukulele from a Native Hawaiian

In Hawai’i we say Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to say Happy New Year. “In ancient Hawaii, the Makahiki Season was a celebration of abundance of land and sea and the accomplishments of the Hawaiian People. It was the time for healing, new growth, a time of peace and spiritual cleansing of the Hawaiian mind, sound and heart, in celebration of life.”[1] The season lasted approximately four months between November and February.

In the spirit of the Makahiki Season, I offer you a Hawaiian cultural connection through the perpetuation of playing Hawaiian music on the ‘ukulele. Live the Hawaiian culture from wherever you live. Learn to play the ‘ukulele, Hawai’i’s official instrument, from a Native Hawaiian with over 50 years of ‘ukulele playing and performing experience.

For all of you homesick Hawaiians and Hawaiians-at-heart living away from Hawai’i, learn the old Hawaiian songs in a new way. Get my song arrangements with unique strums for the ‘ukulele.

  • Can’t pronounce the Hawaiian words? No need to.
  • Forgot the melody? We sing so you can focus on playing along.
  • Curious about the story behind the song? Watch the video story and/or read the song sheets.

Celebrate the Makahiki Season with Ukulele Mele!

Read more how Ka’anapali Beach Hotel celebrates the Makahiki season. We have attended Hawaiian cultural events at the hotel and appreciate the local feel of the place.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

[1] http://www.hawaiiculture.com/cms/View.aspx/Show/Makahiki

Learn Auld Lang Syne by Ukulele Mele

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Learn to play this sentimental song on ‘ukulele

Just in time for the New Year you can learn to play Auld Lang Syne with two unique strums for ‘ukulele via a Single Song Purchase through my website. Get the song sheet with unique ‘ukulele strum, video lesson of how to play it, video story behind the song, and audio recording by The Hawaiian Serenaders using the same song sheets so you can play along and have your professional backup band wherever you go.

Purchase the song before Tuesday, January 2 and get 50% off the price. Click here.

Want to sample a Single Song Lesson before making a purchase? Try the lesson for Mele Kalikimaka (the way Hawai’i says Merry Christmas) – it’s FREE! Click here.

Have fun learning as you Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way!

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Learn We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Ukulele Mele

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Learn this Christmas classic arranged by Ukulele Mele

Just in time for Christmas you can learn to play We Wish You A Merry Christmas with two waltz strums for ‘ukulele via a Single Song Purchase through my website. Get the song sheet with unique ‘ukulele strum, video lesson of how to play it, video story behind the song, and audio recording by The Hawaiian Serenaders using the same song sheets so you can play along and have your professional backup band wherever you go.

Purchase the song before Tuesday, December 27 and get 50% off the price. Click here.

Want to sample a Single Song Lesson before making a purchase? Try the lesson for Mele Kalikimaka (the way Hawai’i says Merry Christmas) – it’s FREE! Click here.

Have fun learning as you Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way!

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Learn Silent Night by Ukulele Mele

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Learn Silent Night with Pick in 6 Strum by Ukulele Mele

Just in time for Christmas you can learn to play Silent Night for ‘ukulele and a verse in Hawaiian via Single Song Purchase through my website. Get the downloadable song sheet with unique Pick in 6 strum, video lesson for how to play it, video story behind the song, and audio recording so you can play along with professional musicians. The Hawaiian Serenaders use the same song sheets so you can have your professional backup band wherever you go.

 

Purchase the single song before Sunday, December 18 and get 50% off the price. Click here.

There are 2 other ways you can learn to play Silent Night:

  1. Purchase the Mele Kalikimaka Vol. 1 packaged song set of book/DVD/CD. Click here.
  2. Subscribe to Complete Monthly Online Lessons aka Advanced Online Lessons. Click here.

Please note: You can sample the learning experience before making a purchase of a Single Song Lesson. Try the lesson for Mele Kalikimaka (the way Hawai’i says Merry Christmas) – it’s FREE! Click here.

Have fun learning as you  “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way!

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Jingle Bells Available for Download

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Learn this Christmas song with a chorus in Hawaiian

Just in time for Christmas you can learn to play Jingle Bells with Hum Ding-Ah Strum and a chorus in Hawaiian via a Single Song Purchase through my website. Download the song sheet with unique ukulele strum, video lesson of how to play it, video story behind the song, and audio recording by The Hawaiian Serenaders using the same song sheets so you can play along and have your professional backup band wherever you go.

Purchase the song before Sunday, December 11, 2016 and get 50% off the price. Click here.

Want to sample a Single Song Lesson before making a purchase? Try the lesson for Mele Kalikimaka (the way Hawai’i says Merry Christmas) – it’s FREE! Click here.

Prefer to learn off-line? Purchase the Mele Kalikimaka packaged song set to get the song book/DVD/CD to learn 6 Christmas songs with 8 unique ukulele strums. Jingle Bells is one of the songs. The set is on sale for 50% until gone. Click here.

Have fun learning as you Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way!

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Mele Song Lessons Available One At-A-Time

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Learn “Mele Kalikimaka” in time for Christmas

Are you looking for a specific song to learn how to play on ‘ukulele? I am happy to announce a NEW feature on my website called “Single Song Purchases” where you can choose the song you want to play one at-a-time. Just in time for Christmas, we are rolling out 5 Christmas songs as listed below. Click on the title for an audio sample of the Ukulele Mele song arrangement:

1. Mele Kalikimaka with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
2. Auld Lang Syne with Pick in 4/Moving on Down Strums.
3. Jingle Bells with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
4. Silent Night with Pick in 6 Strum.
5. We Wish You A Merry Christmas with 2 Waltz Strums.

No one else teaches my method of forming chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and unique strumming styles for the ‘ukulele. Each purchase includes the following downloadable files:

1. Songsheet PDF of the Ukulele Mele song arrangement.
2. Video lesson on how to play it
3. Full length audio recording to play along with professional musicians
4. Video story behind the song.

As our gift to you, “Mele Kalikimaka” is FREE. More song lessons will be added later. Get started with your “Single Song Purchase” today by clicking here.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele