Mele Fong teaches how to play an easy 2-chord ukulele song for beginners – Maui. Learn how to form home base chords of C and G7 with minimal muscle strain and how to play the unique Hum Ding-Ah 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. #playuke #ukulelelessons #beginnerukulele
Learn the strum
Learn the chords: 1:26
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 3:06
This traditional Hawaiian song is one of the few that is also popular as an instrumental. Originally copyrighted as “Maui, Wrapt in Verdue” in 1899 by Charles K. Hopkins, the song is also popular as “Maui Chimes,” a standard for steel guitar and slack key players.
In 1942, Charles E. king claimed copyright for his version of Samuel Kapu's “Maui no Ka ‘Oi” with subtitle “The Maui Song.” Although the words and music are the same, the translation is different. The second verse tells of the land of low sky which refers to Hana because of the heavy, pouring rain. The sparkling waters refer to the legend of a chief searching for his wife whom he believed was unfaithful. He found her hiding at Waianapanapa Cave.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Maui with Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/13KNuCFlDY2j0rXSBZV7tO936gKbvLk0A/view?usp=share_link
LEARN THE STORY behind this traditional Hawaiian song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Maui | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/nqjRM2-d3wo
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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!