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Sample Ukulele Lessons

Learn from Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele

Welcome to learning how to play Hawai'i's official instrument, the 'ukulele, from Native Hawaiian Ukulele Mele. Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele, is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele.

ARE YOU A BEGINNER? 

  1. 2-chord song "Horse with No Name" with Chalang-alang Strum
  2. 3-chord song "Happy Birthday" with Chalang-alang Strum

ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED PLAYER?

  1. 4-chord harder version of "Happy Birthday" with Chalang-alang Strum and Latin Strum
  2. 8-chord "Mele Kalikimaka" with Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

Ukulele Mele's Methods - 8 videos. Instructional and demonstration videos for holding the instrument and foundation techniques to minimize hand and muscle strain the Ukulele Mele Way.

  • Home Base Position - how to hold the 'ukulele and support it comfortably to form chords with your left hand
  • Strum Up - how to strum up on the 'ukulele with your right hand
  • Strum Down - how to strum down on the 'ukulele with your right hand
  • Strum Up and Down - how to strum up and down in 4/4 time and play the Chalang-alang aka Come In Strum
  • Strum Basic Waltz - how to strum in 3/4 time and play the Thumb Strum Up Strum Up Strum
  • Strums in 4 - demonstration of 5 different strums in 4/4 time to the same song
  • Strums in 3 - demonstration of 3 different strums in 3/4 time to the same song
  • Picking Strums - demonstration of one picking strum in 4/4 time and one picking strum in 6/8 time

Fan Club - listen to audio recordings of Ukulele Mele song arrangements with different strums and complexities organized by Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and Christmas categories.