Mele Fong teaches how to play the Hawaiian song Queen’s Jubilee. Learn how to form on-base and off-base ukulele chords in the key of F with 5-chords, and how to strum the unique Morse Code 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: 1:00
Watch a close-up of Mele’s hands as you play along: 3:14
This Hawaiian song was a gift to Queen Victoria in 1887. In 1887, King Kalakaua sent his wife Queen Kapiolani and his sister Princess Liliuokalani to represent the Hawaiian kingdom at the Queen Victoria’s 50th Jubilee in London. Princess Lili’uokalani wrote this song as a gift.
LEARN THE STORY behind this Hawaiian song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Queen’s Jubilee by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/27bkI8Fs8Us
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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!