Mele Fong teaches how to play the traditional Hawaiian song Aloha No Wau I Ko Maka. Learn how to form on and off-base ukulele chords in the key of F with 5-chords, and how to strum two unique Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up Strum Up and Chicken Pluck Pluck. Mele sings in Hawaiian, so you do not need to. 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. Plus, an end screen was added to the original video published on 4/24/2022 with 127 views as of 6/20/2023 when it was unlisted. Play along by downloading the song sheets below.
Learn the strum
Learn the chords: 1:38
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 3:35
This traditional Hawaiian song was composed in the 1800s by Prince Leleiohoku for a Japanese maiden he loved. The original music arranged by Sonny Cunha with copyright 1902 has two verses and a chorus. This arrangement adds one of the two English verses published in the He Mele Aloha Songbook in 2003 and is played with two Waltz Strums for ‘ukulele.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Aloha No Wau I Ko Maka with 2 Waltz Strums for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ShSMUawBtAtSxX9PUHX8viL7BnSLF66i/view?usp=share_link
LEARN THE LOVE STORY of a Hawaiian prince and a Japanese maiden in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Aloha No Wau I Ko Maka | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/W6Ak0K3JN4w
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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!