Mele Fong teaches how to play the traditional Hawaiian song Henehene Kou Aka. Learn how to form on-base ukulele chords in the key of F with 8-chords, and how to strum the unique I Wanna Rest Strum. See images of the ukulele chords on the video as you watch close-up views of Mele’s fingers forming and changing chords while strumming and listen to Mele singing the song as you play along. PDF song sheets available upon request.
Learn the strum
Learn the chords: 1:12
Watch a close-up of Mele’s hands as you play along: 3:47
This traditional Hawaiian song tells of a streetcar trip around Waikiki and the delights of courtship.
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Native Hawaiian Mele Fong from Maui is an experienced educator and professional entertainer with over 50 years experience playing the ‘ukulele – Hawaii’s official instrument. Are UKE having fun yet? Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way!