Single Song Lessons

Downloadable one at-a-time

Single Song Purchases

Get 4 files for each song lesson

Mele offered 55 downloadable single song lessons from December 2016 – December 2019. This was the perfect way for ukulele players to learn from Mele from wherever you live and to build a repertoire by choosing the song you want to learn to play one at-a-time.

For beginners – 12 songs with 2-3 chords.
For intermediate players – 20 songs with 4-6 chords.
For advanced players – 23 songs with 7 or more chords.

BENEFITS

  • Learn to form ‘ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain while strumming rhythm patterns taught by no one else.
  • No need to sing and play your instrument at the same time – the audio recording of vocals with ‘ukulele and u-bass accompaniment is provided for you.
  • Get all the tools in one spot – song sheets, video lesson, video story behind the songs, and full audio recordings – for each song lesson.
  • Listen to a 30-second clip for each song before you buy.
  • Happy Birthday and Mele Kalikimaka song lessons were offered for free to try out.
  • After checkout from the shopping cart, the downloadable files will show up in your email invoice.

LIST OF 55 LESSONS – to Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and Christmas songs for $10 for 4 files each.

  1. Akaka Falls – 11-chord song with 2 Waltz Strums.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of D with 11 chords and uses two Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up and Chicken Pluck for ‘ukulele. It is a love song about a waterfall on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

  1. Alekoki – 7-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of C with seven chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about a rendezvous at a waterfall on Oahu.

  1. Aloha Nō Wau I Ko Maka – 5-chord song with 2 Waltz Strums.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with five chords and uses two Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up and Chicken Pluck for ‘ukulele. It is a love song written by a Prince for a Japanese maiden.

  1. Aloha ‘Oe – 5-chord song with Morse Code Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with five chords and uses the Morse Code Strum for ‘ukulele. It is the most famous love song composed by Queen Lili’uokalani.

  1. America the Beautiful – 4-chord song with Pick in 4 Strum.

This popular song is in the key of F with four chords and uses the Pick in 4 Strum for ‘ukulele. It was adapted from a poem written by New Englander, Katherine Lee Bates, who in 1893 was inspired when she traveled to the top of Pikes Peak, Colorado and saw for the first time the glories of America.

  1. Auld Lang Syne – 5-chord song with Pick in 4 Strum and Moving On Down Strum.

This popular song is in the key of C with five chords and uses the Pick in 4 Strum and Moving On Down Strum for ‘ukulele. It is one of America’s three top songs of all time.

  1. Camptown Races – 3-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

This popular song is in the key of G with three chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It was one of Stephen Foster’s best. Written in 1850, the Forty-niners loved this song and often added their own parodies.

  1. Clementine – 2-chord song with a Waltz Strum and Pick in 6 Strum.

This popular song is in the key of C with two chords and uses the Waltz Strum: Thumb Pluck Pluck and the Pick in 6 Strum for ‘ukulele. It was written in 1883 when vaudeville first began and free homesteads out west were still attracting people to make the trek across the nation.

  1. Down in the Valley – 2-chord song with 2 Waltz Strums.

This popular song is in the key of C with two chords and uses the Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up Strum Up and Chicken Pluck Pluck for ‘ukulele. It was written in 1835 and sung by followers of Daniel Boone as they made their hazardous journey west over the highlands of Tennessee and Kentucky into the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri.

  1. For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow – 3-chord song with Chalang-alang Strum.

This popular song is in the key of C with three chords and uses the Chalang-alang Strum for ‘ukulele. According to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, it is the second most recognizable song in the English language following “Happy Birthday to You.”

  1. Hail, Hail The Gang’s All Here – 2-chord song with 4And Strum.

This popular song is in the key of C with two chords and uses the 4And Strum for ‘ukulele. This arrangement uses slightly different lyrics from the 1917 original to convey the fun aspect now that the gang’s all here.

  1. Hanohano Hanalei – 9-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with nine chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about the beauty of Hanalei Valley on Kauai.

  1. Happy Birthday – 4-chord song with Chalang-alang and Latin Strums. FREE!

This popular song is in the key of C with four chords and uses the Chalang-alang Strum and Latin Strum for ‘ukulele. This arrangement of the most recognized song in the English language also uses the Hawaiian verse that we sing in Hawai’i, plus a fun ending.

  1. Hawaii Aloha – 5-chord song with Morse Code Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of C with five chords and uses the Morse Code Strum for ‘ukulele. It is traditionally played to signal the end of a public event.

  1. Hawaii Calls – 6-chord song with Bossa Nova Strum.

This hapa haole song is in the key of F with six chords and uses the Bossa Nova Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about the lure of Hawai’i and was broadcast over the radio program of the same name.

  1. Hawaiian War Chant – 5-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum and Latin Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of C with five chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum and Latin Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about two palace lovers who met in secret.

  1. Hawaiian Wedding Song– 9-chord song with Morse Code Strum.

This hapa haole song is in the key of G with nine chords and uses the Morse Code Strum for ‘ukulele. It was made popular by Elvis Presley in the 1961 movie Blue Hawaii.

  1. Henehene Kou ‘Aka – 8-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with eight chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum for ‘ukulele. It tells of a trip around Waikiki and the delights of courtship.

  1. Honolulu I’m Coming Back Again – 13-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum.

This hapa haole song is in the key of C with 13 chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum for ‘ukulele. It was written for a Shriners’ convention with the subtitle “Honolulu Expects You in 1922”.

  1. Hula O Makee – 7-chord song with Olapa Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of G with seven chords and uses the Olapa Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about a ship floundering on the reef off of Kauai.

  1. I Kona – 10-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of C with 10 chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

  1. Jamaica Farewell – 3-chord song with Latin Strum.

This popular song is in the key of G with three chords and uses the Latin Strum for ‘ukulele. It is a calypso song about the beauties of the West Indies.

  1. Jingle Bells – 6-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum and chorus in Hawaiian.

This Christmas song is in the key of C with six chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It includes a chorus in Hawaiian.

  1. Kaimana Hila – 8-chord song with Olapa Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with eight chords and uses the Olapa Strum for ‘ukulele. It relates the adventures of a group of friends on holiday on Oahu.

  1. Kaulana Nā Pua – 4-chord song with Morse Code Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with four chords and uses the Morse Code Strum for ‘ukulele. It is a protest song opposing the annexation of Hawai’i to the U.S. in 1893.

  1. Koni Au I Ka Wai – 6-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the keys of C and F with six chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It is a party song composed by Hawai’i’s Merrie Monarch in 1888.

  1. Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani – 6-chord song with Pick In 4 Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of D with six chords and uses the Pick in 4 Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about the flowers Queen Lili’uokalani received from her garden while she was imprisoned at Iolani Palace after the overthrow of the monarchy.

  1. Ku’uipo I Ka He’e Pu’e One – 7-chord song with Pick in 4 Strum and Latin Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of C with seven chords and uses the Pick in 4 Strum and Latin Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about love that came too late.

  1. Little Brown Gal – 9-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum and 4And Strum.

This hapa haole song is in the key of C with nine chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum and 4And Strum for ‘ukulele. It was featured in the 1957 film South Seas Adventure and is commonly used to teach hula dancing to tourists.

  1. Makalapua – 9-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of C with nine chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum for ‘ukulele. It honors Queen Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s last monarch.

  1. Maui – 2-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of C with two chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about the island of Maui and is one of the few songs also popular as an instrumental.

  1. Maui Girl – 5-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

This hapa haole song is in the key of F with five chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about keeping love a secret and was written in 1892.

  1. Medley: Daisy Bell/Sidewalks of NY – 6-chord song with a Waltz Strum and Pick in 6 Strum.

This medley of two popular songs is in the key of C with six chords and uses the Waltz Strum: Chicken Pluck Pluck and the Pick in 6 Strum for ‘ukulele. Daisy Bell was written in 1892 when bicycling was a national craze. Sidewalks of New York was written in 1894 and is considered New York City’s unofficial city anthem.

  1. Mele Kalikimaka – 8-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum. FREE!

This hapa haole song is in the key of D with eight chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It is Hawai’i’s way to say Merry Christmas to you.

  1. My Little Grass Shack – 11-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum.

This hapa haole song is in the key of F with 11 chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum for ‘ukulele. It tells of a homesick Hawaiian wanting to return home to the Big Island of Hawai’i.

  1. Nā Ali’i – 4-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of C with four chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It is a tribute to Hawai’i’s departed chiefs.

  1. On The Beach At Waikiki – 7-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

This hapa haole song is in the keys of C and F with seven chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It is a fun song about the beach that was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty.

  1. Pāpālina Lahilahi – 10-chord song with Olapa Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the keys of F and G with 10 chords and uses the Olapa Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about admiring a loved one’s dainty cheeks.

  1. Pua Lilia – 8-chord song with 2 Waltz Strums.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with eight chords and uses two Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up and Chicken Pluck for ‘ukulele. It is considered one of Hawai’i’s most erotic love songs.

  1. Queen’s Jubilee – 5-chord song with Morse Code Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with five chords and uses the Morse Code Strum for ‘ukulele. It was presented to Queen Victoria during the celebration of her 50th Jubilee.

  1. Royal Hawaiian Hotel – 9-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with nine chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum for ‘ukulele. It was written for the grand opening of the hotel in Waikiki in 1927.

  1. Sanoe – 5-chord song with a Waltz Strum and Pick in 6 Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of F with five chords and uses the Waltz Strum: Thumb Strum Up and Pick in 6 Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about a secret love affair at the royal court.

  1. She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain – 3-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

This popular song is in the key of C with three chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. It was born of railroading folklore directly after the Civil War when railroading swung into full stride.

  1. Silent Night – 5-chord song with Pick in 6 Strum and verse in Hawaiian.

This Christmas song is in the key of F with five chords and uses the Pick in 6 Strum for ‘ukulele. It includes a verse in Hawaiian.

  1. Sloop John B – 3-chord song with Latin Strum.

This popular song is in the key of C with three chords and uses the Latin Strum for ‘ukulele. It was a Bahamian folk song published in 1916 that American writer Carl Sandburg included in his 1927 collection of folk songs.

  1. Soft Green Seas – 14-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum and Latin Strum.

This hapa haole song is in the key of D with 14 chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum and Latin Strum for ‘ukulele. It is about the composers’ love for Hawai’i.

  1. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – 3-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum.

This popular song is in the key of C with three chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum for ‘ukulele. It is a Negro spiritual that visualizes a chariot swinging from heaven to carry their souls over Jordon River to Liberia.

  1. The Happy Wanderer – 3-chord song with Tom Tom Strum.

This popular song is in the key of G with three chords and uses the Tom Tom Strum for ‘ukulele. This arrangement uses English and French lyrics to the original German choir classic often sung around the campfire.

  1. The More We Get Together – 2-chord song with 2 Waltz Strums.

This popular song is in the key of C with two chords and uses two Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up Strum Up and Thumb Pluck Pluck for ‘ukulele. It is a traditional British folk song and children’s song dating back to the 18th or 19th century.

  1. Ua Like No A Like – 6-chord song with Pick in 4 Strum.

This Hawaiian song is in the key of G with six chords and uses the Pick in 4 Strum for ‘ukulele. It is a love song that was made popular at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.

  1. Ukulele Lady – 10-chord song with Swing Strum.

This hapa haole song is in the key of F with 10 chords and uses the Swing Strum for ‘ukulele. It was first made popular by a radio performer known for her crooning style of singing in the 1920s.

  1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – 7-chord song with 2 Waltz Strums.

This Christmas song is in the key of F with seven chords and uses two Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up and Chicken Pluck for ‘ukulele. It is one of the oldest Christmas carols known as waits’ carols.

  1. When Johnny Comes Marching Home – 4-chord song with I Wanna Rest Strum.

This popular song is in the key of Am with four chords and uses the I Wanna Rest Strum for ‘ukulele. It was written in 1863 in preparation for the Peace Jubilee at the end of civil war (that happened later than expected).

  1. When You’re Smiling – 8-chord song with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

This popular song is in the key of C with eight chords and uses the Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ‘ukulele. This arrangement of the timless classic made popular by Louis Armstrong’s early recording tells us to “keep on smiling ’cause when you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you.”

  1. Yellow Bird – 7-chord song with Latin Strum.

This popular song is in the key of C with seven chords and uses the Latin Strum for ‘ukulele. It was originally a 19th century song based on a poem praising the beauty of a Haitian woman.