Mele Fong teaches how to play an easy 3-chord ukulele song for beginners – Happy Birthday. Learn how to form home base chords of C, F, and G7 with minimal muscle strain and how to play the Chalang-alang Strum. In this revised video, see images of the ukulele chords on the video as Mele teaches how to form them and as she sings and plays the song with her husband Rich accompanying on u-bass. Play along by downloading the song sheets below.
Learn the strum
Learn the chords: 2:05
Play along with Mele and her husband Rich on u-bass: 3:44
This is the most recognized song in the English language according to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records. The song's origins date back to 1893 when two sisters published the song “Good Morning to All” and their kindergarten class began to sing it at birthday parties, changing the lyrics to Happy Birthday.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Happy Birthday with Chalang-alang Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MYinucI6YT0zIC8c12A9YwDC6zEjVZpY/view?usp=share_link
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LEARN TO PLAY A HARDER VERSION OF THE SONG in the video titled Ukulele Mele Lesson | Happy Birthday | C-4 chords with Chalang-alang/Latin Strums – https://youtu.be/_ZL9oUWkYN8
LEARN THE STORY behind this song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Happy Birthday | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/g7frlaAAODs
RELATED VIDEO – for an example of the song played by beginners: Ukulele Mele Lesson | Happy Birthday | by Ukulele Mele Students – https://youtu.be/TzCtbr7xUL0
RELATED VIDEO – for an audio recording by The Hawaiian Serenaders Happy Birthday To You | Ukulele Mele's Music – https://youtu.be/jcENVfHS6yo
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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!