Mele Fong teaches how to play the traditional Hawaiian love song Ua Like No A Like. Learn how to form on and off-base ukulele chords in the key of G with 5-chords, and how to strum the unique Pick in 4 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: 0:50
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 3:59
This Hawaiian love song was composed by Alice Everett, a contemporary of Queen Lili'uokalani, in 1882. Sung as a duet, the song was also used as a solo by island prima donnas. In 1915, Hawaiian musicians touring at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco made the song popular. The video is just under 7-minutes long.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for Ua Like No a Like with Pick in 4 Strum for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TcPRu8p3SR6xJyxIdxy10TsFQ5CkOBRD/view?usp=share_link
LEARN THE STORY behind this Hawaiian song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | Ua Like No A Like by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/ZnJDfjRjcL0
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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!