Review Flower and Lei Songs 2018

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Twenty three people signed up for the monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong series – Flower and Lei Songs program on May 3, 2018 at Kaunoa Senior Center on Maui.

“I’ll be back and I’ll bring my friends,” commented a first time participant after the program.

Twenty-three people signed up for my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Flower and Lei Songs on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.

During the new “Hawaiian history moment of the month” I talked about May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii as both the unique Hawaiian cultural occasion and the song that is celebrated on the first day of May in Hawaii nei. Read more by clicking here.

The “Sing-Along with Mitch Miller” format of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords on a screen at the front of the room, and having my husband provide the u-bass line to fill in the lower tones to the higher pitched ‘ukulele worked great! We continued the routine of learning how to pronounce any Hawaiian words in the songs, the story behind each song whether it was Hawaiian or not, and playing each song twice to reinforce what we learned.

We sang nine songs (omitting a prepared tenth song) during the 75-minute program including Hawai’i Aloha (in the Hawaiian language) that is traditionally sung to end a public event in Hawaii. Here is the song list with my unique ‘ukulele strums:

  1. May Day is Lei Day – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  2. Pua Ahihi – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  3. For You a Lei – Bossa Nova and Latin Strums.
  4. Pua Lililehua – Morse Code Strum.
  5. My Yellow Ginger Lei – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  6. Pua Lilia – 2 Waltz Strums.
  7. He Aloha Mele – Latin Strums.
  8. Maile Lei For Your Hair – Bossa Nova Strum.
  9. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum.

HERE’S HOW UKULELE PLAYERS CAN LEARN THE ABOVE SONGS FROM WHEREVER YOU LIVE:

LISTEN TO THE RECORDINGS IN THE FREE ONLINE FAN CLUB and then schedule private lessons on Maui or via webcam to get the song sheets and feedback on how to play it.

  1. From the Hawaiian Songs Category – Pua Ahihi and Pua Lililehua.
  2. From the Hapa Haole Songs Category – For You a Lei, Maile Lei For Your Hair, May Day is Lei Day, My Yellow Ginger Lei.
  3. See all categories of songs with over 100+ audio recordings that you can sing and play along with professional entertainers on voice, ukulele, and ukulele-bass.

DOWNLOAD A SINGLE SONG PURCHASE to your digital device. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song for only the song you select.

  1. Hawaii Aloha
  2. Pua Lilia
  3. See all Single Song Purchases

SUBSCRIBE TO ONLINE LESSONS. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song for 16 songs with unique strumming styles for beginners to intermediate ukulele players. Select the One Month Trial or the Recurring Monthly Package.

  1. Advanced Online Lessons aka Complete Monthly Online Lessons – Hawaii Aloha, Pua Lilia, and 48 other songs.

PURCHASE A PACKAGED SONG SET OF BOOK/DVD/CD. Get the song sheets, video lesson, and audio recording for 6 songs with 8 unique strumming styles for beginners to advance ukulele players.

  1. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 2 – Hawai’i Aloha, Pua Lilia, plus 4 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.
  2. See all packaged song sets

Stay tuned for the next Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Small Kid Time Songs on Friday, June 15.

Visit my webpage about classes at Kaunoa and see photos from past classes for more information.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele