5 Songs for Valentine’s Day

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Learn 5 songs for your valentine

New! Starting in February 2016, each month will have a theme with suggestions of five songs relating to that theme that you can learn how to play the Ukulele Mele Way. I hope this song list inspires you by showing what is possible to play on the ‘ukulele with practice. This is part of my new mission to “share the joy of making music, one ‘ukulele player at a time.” February’s theme is “Five Songs for Valentine’s Day.”

Click on the song title to hear an audio sample of the five songs below:

1. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Key of G, 9 chords, Morse Code Strum).
2. Ku’uipo I Ka He’e Pu’e One (Key of C, 7 chords, Pick in 4 Strum).
3. Aloha ‘Oe – (Key of F, 5 chords, Morse Code Strum).
4. Can’t Help Falling in Love With You (Key of C, 5 chords, Morse Code Variation Strum).
5. My Girl (Key of C, 3 chords, Latin Strum).

Beginners can have fun playing My Girl. Schedule a private webcam lesson to learn how to play it, and then I will email you the PDF song sheets that accompany the audio file that is available for free to Fan Club members.

Intermediate ‘ukulele players can have fun playing Aloha ‘Oe and Can’t Help Falling In Love With You. Learn Aloha ‘Oe by subscribing to Beyond the Basics monthly online lessons or purchasing the packaged song set Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol. 1 with book/DVD/CD. Subscribers to monthly online lessons also get the video story behind Aloha ‘Oe, in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions. Learn Can’t Help Falling In Love with You by scheduling a private webcam lesson to learn how to play it, and then I will email you the PDF song sheets that accompany the audio file that is available for free to Fan Club members.

Advanced ‘ukulele players can have fun playing the Hawaiian Wedding Song and Ku’uipo I Ka He’e Pu’e One. Learn the Hawaiian Wedding Song by purchasing the packaged song set Hapa Haole Songs Vol. 1 with book/DVD/CD. Learn Ku’uipo I Ka He’e Pu’e One by subscribing to Complete Monthly Online Lessons or purchasing the¬†packaged song set Hapa Haole Songs Vol. 1 with book/DVD/CD.¬†Subscribers to monthly online lessons also get the video story behind Ku’uipo I Ka He’e Pu’e One, in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions.

Stay tuned for next month when the theme for March is “Five Songs By or About Hawai’i’s Royalty.”

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

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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.