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HawaiianRebel
09-12-2011, 06:51 PM
I met a girl. :)
I've been playing the ukulele for 11 weeks. My first new romantic interest since taking up the ukulele.

I don't want to serenade her yet, but I want to be ready just in case. And I'm not very experienced yet. And it will probably take me a while to learn.

So any suggestions for nice romantic Hawaiian songs that are intermediate or a little easier?

Thanks,
HR

hungry4adobo
09-12-2011, 08:31 PM
How about "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" by Elvis Presley i know it's not hawaiian but i know it's a nice song. :D GoodLuck

Lexxy
09-12-2011, 08:41 PM
Rhythm of Love? (Aldrine did a tute here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEnp1SYPpaE)

papplehead
09-12-2011, 08:53 PM
Kuu lei awapuhi is an beautiful song that has caught my eye recently. Its real easy also, only 3 chords but a beautiful melody

808boy
09-12-2011, 09:10 PM
Aloha HawaiianRebel,
Very romantic easy song from Blue Hawaii, "Kuu'ipo". See Richard G's Ukulele Songbook......
Good luck......................BO...................... ....

Kanaka916
09-13-2011, 04:54 AM
It's contemporary stuff . . . Pua Nani


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxojWwpTnek&feature=related

RyRod
09-13-2011, 06:08 AM
It's contemporary stuff . . . Pua Nani


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxojWwpTnek&feature=related

That's one of my favorite songs. I like the Kalapana version the best. They did do it right? Ben sounds just like the Kalapana recording I have. I know they've had tons of band members through the years. Somebody educate me please.


Anyway, my suggestion is Serenade/Harana.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N92wfi_SKkM

Look for Danyo's version too!

Kanaka916
09-13-2011, 06:35 AM
Actually, the group was called 505. Kalapana's harmony along with Mackey's voice = very distinctive. The original group featured Mackey Feary, D.J. Pratt, Kirk Thompson and Malani Bilyeu. Side men included Michael Paulo (Sax) and Alvin Fejarang (drums).

RyRod
09-13-2011, 08:23 AM
and now I am educated... I looked up 5:05 and it was the version I have.

Mahalo sir!

I guess I should have known better. I listen to Kalapana a lot too...

HawaiianRebel
09-13-2011, 01:02 PM
Pua Nani seems to be my favorite so far - such a pretty song!

I like that it doesn't seem too difficult to play, and is mostly (almost all) in English (for memorization ease).

And the tabs just so happen to be here on UU - http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?4733-Pua-Nani-by-505

Don't know if my uke still can handle the refrain in C#, but I just might give it a try!

HR

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
09-13-2011, 01:15 PM
Oh go take the leap and play her The Hawaiian Wedding Song! :)

Dan Uke
09-13-2011, 01:26 PM
Love and Honesty...Usually a duet but can be solo...Aldrine sings it on youtube.

Ukuleleblues
09-13-2011, 01:51 PM
Hanalei Moon is a very pretty song and Ukulele Lady is cute

Kanaka916
09-13-2011, 02:17 PM
Pua Nani seems to be my favorite so far - such a pretty song!

I like that it doesn't seem too difficult to play, and is mostly (almost all) in English (for memorization ease).

And the tabs just so happen to be here on UU - http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?4733-Pua-Nani-by-505

Don't know if my uke still can handle the refrain in C#, but I just might give it a try!

HR
I just edited the post to indicate the proper chord changes.

Lexxy
09-13-2011, 03:36 PM
Oh go take the leap and play her The Hawaiian Wedding Song! :)

Or this! Chuck knows best :)

Shazzbot
09-13-2011, 04:51 PM
"Making love ukulele style." A Dean Martin oldie.
www.alligatorboogaloo.com

philpot
09-14-2011, 05:02 AM
Aldrine's translation of Guitara is good. There's a lesson for it. Harana/Serenade is good (obviously the english verse from Aldrine's video if that's easier to memorize) best thing is to pick a song you can be confident doing and rock it out. Doesn't matter if you aren't the best, if you took the time to learn a song for her and give it your all she'll appreciate it. A lot.

Trinimon
09-14-2011, 06:01 AM
There's Kawaipunahele and E Ho`i I Ka Pili by Keali`i Reichel.

pekelo
09-14-2011, 04:57 PM
Some nice ones - Imi Au Ia Oe/Sanoe, My Sweet Sweeting, Ku'ulei Awapuhi
Interested in the uke TABs?
pekelo
www.pekelosbooks.com

peterp
09-14-2011, 05:52 PM
Leilani by Ernest Ka'ai (arr. By John King).

wconley
09-15-2011, 09:40 AM
How about Kamalani? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjMFrX7Btlo)

HawaiianRebel
09-16-2011, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the responses, all!

For now, I've decided to focus on Pua Nani. It doesn't seem to be that difficult to learn, and since the verse and chorus basically have the same chord changes (but are sung differently) it makes the song sound more difficult than it is... Plus I just like it!

I really like Gitara and Live & Honesty, and will probably work on them next. Makes me think I should spend a few hours just watching Aldrine's songs on youtube!

And I'll have to eventually learn (but no rush): Hawaiian Wedding Song

Thanks, all! If you come up with more I'll definitely take a look!

HR

whetu
09-18-2011, 04:47 PM
"White Sandy Beach" is a nice basic one, especially if you've got the voice for it...

alecgrinage
09-22-2011, 02:01 PM
Guitara - Parokya ni edgar. Aldrine did a lesson on it.