mele Fong teaches how to play the traditional Hawaiian song Queen's Jubilee. Learn how to form on and off-base ukulele chords in the key of F with 5-chords, and how to strum the unique Morse Code 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: 1:00
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 3:14
This Hawaiian song was a gift to Queen Victoria in 1887. In 1887, King Kalakaua sent his wife Queen Kapiolani and his sister Princess Liliuokalani to represent the Hawaiian kingdom at the Queen Victoria's 50th Jubilee in London. Princess Lili'uokalani wrote this song as a gift.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Queen's Jubilee with Morse Code Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VQVyLn_KL-V_k406L1v_Jck7M1StMsYV/view?usp=share_link
LEARN THE STORY behind this Hawaiian song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Queen's Jubilee by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/27bkI8Fs8Us
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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!