To inspire you this month, here are 5 American classic songs with unique ‘ukulele strums that you can learn to play The Ukulele Mele Way as we celebrate the 4th of July.
Click the song title to hear audio samples:
1. America the Beautiful – with Pick in 4 Strum.
2. Camptown Races – with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
3. Clementine – with Waltz Strum: Thumb Pluck and Pick in 6 Strum.
4. Down in the Valley – with 2 Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up/Chicken Pluck.
5. For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow – with Chalang-alang Strum.
Learn to play the songs (get song sheet, video lessons and audio recording):
- America the Beautiful – Subscribe to Complete Monthly Online Lessons for Advanced players (learn all 5 songs plus 45 others) or purchase Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 packaged set of book/DVD/CD.
- Camptown Races – Subscribe to Beyond the Basics online lessons for Intermediate players or purchase Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 packaged set of book/DVD/CD.
- Clementine – Subscribe to Basics online lessons for Beginners or purchase Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 packaged set of book/DVD/CD.
- Down in the Valley – Subscribe to Basics online lessons for beginners or purchase Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 packaged set of book/DVD/CD.
- For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow – Subscribe to Basics online lessons or purchase Sing-Along Songs Vol. 2 packaged set of book/DVD/CD.
How is my method unique?
- No need to read music to learn the Ukulele Mele Way
- My method shows how to form chords without muscle strain, plus unique strums taught nowhere else
- I have over 50+ years experience as a ‘ukulele player, entertainer, and teacher
- I offer different ways on and offline line to learn in addition to lessons on Maui
- I give free Fan Club access to 95 audio files of songs available to learn via lessons on Maui or webcam
Questions? Contact me for general questions, or schedule a private webcam lesson to get feedback from me about what you’re learning from the comfort of your home.
Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele