5 Island Songs for August


Learn 5 popular songs of the Hawaiian Islands

To inspire you this month, here are 5 Island Songs with unique ‘ukulele strums that you can learn to play The Ukulele Mele Way as we celebrate Hawai’i’s Admissions Day as the 50th state of the union on August 21, 1959.

Click the song title to hear audio samples:

Learn to play the songs (get song sheet, video lessons and audio recording) by:

  1. Subscribe to Complete Monthly Online Lessons for Advanced players to learn to play all the songs plus 45 others for 30 days at-a-time access. Plus, only online do you get the video stories behind the songs in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions whether the song is Hawaiian or not.
  2. Purchase Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Volume One packaged song set of book/DVD/CD to learn On The Beach At Waikiki and Hula o Makee plus 4 other songs.
  3. Purchase Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Volume Two packaged song set of book/DVD/CD to learn Hawaii Aloha plus 5 other songs.
  4. Purchase Hapa Haole Songs Volume One packaged song set of book/DVD/CD to learn Maui Girl plus 5 other songs.

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 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


Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele. She is an experienced educator with over 50+ years experience playing the 'ukulele and entertaining worldwide. Mele performs with her husband in the duo "The Hawaiian Serenaders" and leads student groups. In 1996, the duo represented the State of Hawai'i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mele and her husband Richard Tom were both born and raised on Oahu and now reside in Maui.