Mele Fong teaches how to play the hapa haole song Let Me Call You Sweetheart. Learn how to form on-base ukulele chords in the key of D with 6-chords, and how to strum two unique waltz strums in ¾ time, the Thumb Strum Up Strum Up and the Chicken Pluck Pluck. 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.
If you want to skip the ukulele lesson and jump to listening and/or playing along to the song, click on the timestamp for “watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along.”
Learn the strum
Learn the chords: 2:01
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 4:36
This song was composed by Leo Friedman (1869-1927) of Illinois and lyricist Beth Slater Whitson (1879-1930) of Tennessee. Composed in 1910, the song became one of the largest selling songs in sheet music at the time.
LEARN THE STORY behind this hapa haole song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Let Me Call You Sweetheart | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/Suzn9zD9Zw0
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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!