Review Hawaii’s Last Queen Program in January

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Twenty people signed up for Lili’uokalani, Hawaii’s Last Queen, the first program in the new Hawaiian History and Song Series for 2018 on Wednesday, January 31.

Twenty people signed up for Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s Last Queen, the first program in my new Hawaiian History and Song Series for 2018 on Wednesday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. The focus was on learning about Queen Lili’uokalani, the kingdom of Hawai’i’s last monarch, and the stories behind some of her compositions that we sang and played. Part one lecture took 30-minutes, followed by Part two taking 45-minutes to get through four songs. We omitted one planned song as we ran out of time (had to allow for lunch).

Afterwards, one lady commented how much she enjoyed the singing part of the program because it “made the subject come alive”. Another lady expressed how much she loves learning about Hawaiian history.

Here is the list of 4 songs with my unique ‘ukulele strums that we played:

  1. Queen’s Jubilee – Morse Code Strum.
  2. Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani – Pick in 4 Strum.
  3. Sanoe – Waltz Strum and Pick in 6 Strum.
  4. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum.

HERE’S HOW TO LEARN THE ABOVE SONGS FROM WHEREVER YOU LIVE:

DOWNLOAD A SINGLE SONG PURCHASE to your digital device. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song bundled for one low price.

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 to learn off-line.

  1. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 1 – Sanoe plus 5 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.
  2. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 2 – Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani, Hawaii Aloha, plus 4 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.

The Hawaiian History and Song series continues on the 5th Wednesdays of the month for the year. The next program is May 30 and is titled State Holidays (about Kuhio Day and Kamehameha Day).

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

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele