Mele Fong teaches how to play the Hawaiian song Papalina Lahilahi. Learn how to form on-base and off-base ukulele chords in the key of F modulating to G with 10-chords, and how to strum the unique Olapa 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.
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: 1:09
Watch a close-up of Mele’s hands as you play along: 4:36
This traditional Hawaiian song tells of longing and lovemaking. Attributed to Alice Johnson, the song was often sung by Hawaiian music legend Genoa Keawe and today remains a favorite of hula dancers.
LEARN THE STORY behind this Hawaiian song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Papalina Lahilahi | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/aGfYoUGYeBk
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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!