Mele Fong teaches how to play the traditional hawaiian song Henehene Kou Aka. Learn how to form on-base ukulele chords in the key of F with 8-chords, and how to strum the unique I Wanna Rest Strum. 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. 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: 1:12
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 3:47
This traditional Hawaiian song tells of a streetcar trip around Waikiki and the delights of courtship.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Henehene Kou Aka with I Wanna Rest Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RuK6ixCh5Nb8ZdNPfbLbQ8D94f8TlGjb/view?usp=share_link
LEARN THE STORY behind this traditional Hawaiian song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Henehene Kou Aka | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/8HI2ErT1giA
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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!