Mele Fong teaches how to play an easy 3-chord ukulele song for beginners – Medley: La Bamba/Twist and Shout. Learn how to form home base chords of C, F, and G7 with minimal muscle strain and how to play the Latin 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. Play along by downloading the song sheets below.
Learn the strum
Learn the chords: 1:15
Play along with Mele and her husband Rich on u-bass: 3:13
“La Bamba” is a traditional Mexican folk song that became a Top 40 hit on the U.S. charts in 1958 when Richie Valens transformed it with a rock and roll beat. A verse from “Twist and Shout” recorded by the Beatles in 1964 is included in this medley.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – get the song sheets for Medley: La Bamba/Twist and Shout with Latin Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F-iyrRSWITtg7yRPICBleKMn9RSNwKpY/view?usp=share_link
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RELATED VIDEO – for audio recording by The Hawaiian Serenaders Medley: La Bamba/Twist And Shout | Ukulele Mele's Music – https://youtu.be/RRvPegr9tzI
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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!