mele Fong teaches how to play an easy 2-chord song for beginning ukulele players – Clementine. Learn how to form home base chords of C and G7, and how to strum the unique Waltz Strum: Thumb Pluck Pluck and the pick in 6 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.
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: 1:34
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 3:13
This old American song was written by Percy Montross in 1883 when vaudeville first began in Boston and New York's Brooklyn Bridge opened to the public. Free homesteads out west were still attracting people to make the trek across the nation. A San Francisco art colony enjoyed the song, and then it quickly spread to colleges and to the fun-loving public. This arrangement uses the first four of eight published verses in Theodore Ralph's The American Song Treasury, 1964.
PLAY ALONG with MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Clementine with a Waltz Strum and Pick in 6 Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TRK13sXsDjyLNKatQuPjKjZPJauZwE7Z/view?usp=share_link
LEARN THE STORY behind this old American song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Clementine | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/fV9XvMDJ-kQ
SUBSCRIBE for more ukulele lessons and entertainment:
PLAYLIST FOR BEGINNER UKULELE LESSONS:
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE LESSONS (4+ chord songs):
PLAYLIST FOR HAWAIIAN MUSIC BY UKULELE MELE:
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE'S MUSIC:
PLAYLIST FOR HOLIDAY SONGS BY MELE FONG:
PLAYLIST FOR SING-ALONG WITH UKULELE MELE:
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE'S MAUI UKULELE POPS BAND:
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE'S THE HAWAIIAN SERENADERS:
PLAYLIST FOR UKULELE MELE'S STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS:
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!