Mele Fong teaches how to play the hapa haole song Song of Old Hawaii. Learn how to form on and off-base ukulele chords in the key of C with 5-chords, and how to strum the unique Swing 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.
Learn the strum
Learn the chords: 0:50
Play along with Mele and her husband Rich on u-bass: 1:50
This hapa haole song (Hawaiian style music with English words) written in 1938 describes the beautiful scenery of Hawaii and laments days gone by.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Song of Old Hawaii with Swing Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YsZ0vq6lD8j0jS9U4H6rvECCQN6chiX7/view?usp=share_link
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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!