Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the hapa haole song Soft Green Seas. Published in 1934, the song was written by R. Alex Anderson, the most prolific composer in the hapa haole genre. Although Anderson never studied music and could not speak Hawaiian, he left behind a legacy of more than 200 songs when he died in 1995. Born in Honolulu in 1894, Anderson graduated from Punahou School and even wrote the school’s song.
NOTE: Monthly Online Lessons by subscription are no longer available from Mele’s website UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com. Instead, you can learn to play the Ukulele Mele Way for free by watching video lessons on this YouTube Channel and requesting PDF song sheets emailed to you.
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE’S STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS:
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE LESSONS AT ALL LEVELS:
PLAYLIST FOR HAWAIIAN MUSIC BY UKULELE MELE:
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE’S MUSIC
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE’S THE HAWAIIAN SERENADERS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWj1mR0_UH-6Qalqz3e6XZmQS-3bcYndS
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE’S MAUI UKULELE POPS BAND:
PLAYLIST FOR SING-ALONG WITH UKULELE MELE:
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!