Learn about Hawai’i’s last monarch, Queen Lili’uokalani, and sing some of her songs on Saturday, September 5 from 10:00 a.m. – noon at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. This program marks the first year anniversary of the Oral History & Sing-Along Series that began at the museum last September 2014. ‘Ukulele and guitar players are invited to bring instruments to play along as we sing-along to Ukulele Mele arrangements of the Queen’s compositions. Cost at the door is $10 or $5 for members of Maui Historical Society.
‘Ukulele players wanting to get ahead of the class can purchase packaged sets of book/DVD/CD for Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 that include some of the Queen’s songs that we will be learning during the program. The packaged sets include the printed song sheets for 6 songs with 8 unique strums, video lessons of how to play the arrangements, and audio recordings to listen to and play along with all in the same key. A few packaged sets will be available for sale at the program on September 5th.
‘Ukulele players preferring to learn online can subscribe to monthly lessons by subscription for 30 days, and then learn some of the Queen’s songs and more. Subscribers can download the song sheets, view the video lesson, listen to and play along to the audio recording, plus watch the video story behind the song in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions whether the song is Hawaiian or not. Currently there are 40+ lessons accessible to monthly subscribers. Listen to audio samples of the Hawaiian songs you can learn to play online.
Interested in Hawaiian history? See the photo gallery and find out about past and future Oral History & Sing-Along programs. Join us on Saturday, September 5 to learn about Hawaii’s Last Monarch, Queen Lili’uokalani, as we honor her during her birthday month.
Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele