Mele Fong teaches how to play the hapa haole song Maui Girl. Learn how to form on and off-base ukulele chords in the key of F with 5-chords, and how to strum 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.
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: 1:26
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 3:22
This hapa haole song (Hawaiian style music with English words) was composed by Sylvester Thomas Kalama in 1892. The song talks about keeping love a secret and remains popular today. This arrangement uses the most popular first verse and chorus and omits the additional three verses found in the original composition.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Maui Girl with Hum Ding-Ah Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FSWxC79K9Q7vD1NMk9_gbi5eIWri4Byd/view?usp=share_link
LEARN THE STORY behind this hapa haole song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Maui Girl | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/vpNuWu9jQVM
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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!