Ukulele Strumming 101 February Class Review

‘Ukulele Strumming 101 class used the Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 packaged set of Book/DVD/CD with 6 songs and 8 unique ‘ukulele strumming styles taught by no one else. The songs are also available by single song download and online lessons.

Thirteen students signed up for my ‘Ukulele Strumming 101 class scheduled for 3 Mondays from February 4 – 25 (not February 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. 1 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. America the Beautiful; 4-chords with Pick in 4 Strum.
  2. Clementine; 2-chords with Waltz: Thumb Pluck Strum and Pick in 6 Strum.
  3. Down In the Valley; 2-chords with Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up/Chicken Pluck.
  4. Jamaica Farewell; 3-chords with Latin Strum.
  5. She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain; 3-chords with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  6. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; 3-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