Ukulele Mele Lesson | Makalapua | C-9 chords with I Wanna Rest Strum - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong teaches how to play traditional Hawaiian song Makalapua. Learn how to form on-base and off-base ukulele chords in the key of C with 9-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 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 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.”

Timestamp:
Learn strum
Learn chords: 1:10
Watch a close-up of Mele’s hands as you play along: 4:06

This traditional Hawaiian song was composed by David Nape (year unknown), and started as a chant honoring Queen Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s last reigning monarch. This arrangement uses most popular first verse and chorus found in the original composition.

LEARN STORY behind this Hawaiian song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Makalapua | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/jQOl6jTv25Q

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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. Ukulele Mele Way!

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