Review March’s Ukulele Strumming 101 Class

Eight students (2 missing from photo) took Ukulele Mele On Maui’s Ukulele Strumming 101 class in March at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better.

Eight students signed up for my ‘Ukulele Strumming 101 class scheduled for 3 Mondays from March 4 – 25 (not March 18) at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui. Classes were held 2-hours each Monday and used my Sing-Along Songs Vol. 2 packaged set of Book/DVD/CD with 6 songs with 8 ‘ukulele strumming styles for the curriculum. Students were introduced to my unique method for forming ‘ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles taught by no one else.

Click on the song title to hear a sample of each song we learned:

  1. Camptown Races; 3-chords with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  2. For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow; 3-chords with Chalang-alang Strum.
  3. Medley: Daisy Bell/Sidewalks of New York; 6-chords with Pick in 6 Strum and Waltz Strum: Chicken Pluck Pluck.
  4. Sloop John B; 3-chords with Latin Strum.
  5. The More We Get Together; 2-chords with 2 Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up/Thumb Pluck.
  6. When Johnny Comes Marching Home; 4-chords with I Wanna Rest Strum.

You can learn the same songs from wherever you live! Purchase single song lessons and get four downloadable files for every song:

  1. Two-page song sheets with chords and lyrics (no musical notes to read).
  2. Video lesson for how to play the song.
  3. Video story behind the song in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions.
  4. Full audio recording for you to join in singing and playing along with professional musicians The Hawaiian Serenaders.

There are a total of 55 single song lessons to choose from for different playing abilities and musical interests. Learn more here.

Beginning ‘ukulele players can also learn from me via online lessons.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele