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ukulelelearner
06-24-2012, 03:41 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm really interested in learning more about the Hawaiian style of playing the ukulele. I know the general turnarounds, but what else do you all play? I'd love to learn some riffs or if you could point me into the direction of old Hawaiian songs, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

Annemarie
"ukulelelearner"

coolkayaker1
06-24-2012, 04:29 AM
http://vimeo.com/search?q=hawaiian+ukulele

Ask and you shall receive, ukelearner. Aloha!

bbqribs
06-24-2012, 05:32 AM
http://vimeo.com/search?q=hawaiian+ukulele

Ask and you shall receive, ukelearner. Aloha!
Even though I am lucky and get to play uke w/ Hawaiian guys, this will be helpful. Mahalo nui loa!

ukulelelearner
06-24-2012, 06:20 AM
http://vimeo.com/search?q=hawaiian+ukulele

Ask and you shall receive, ukelearner. Aloha!



Thanks so much!

coolkayaker1
06-24-2012, 08:14 AM
Many of those are dead links. But, Aaron's (the bald guy) are exceptional. Sorry, I didn't realize how many were irrelevant.

http://www.theukulelesite.com/ ON this site, upper right, click "free resources" for a drop down of lessons.

Here's Aaron's best Hawaiian video:
http://vimeo.com/26317142

If you click on Hawiian Music Supply on it, you can see they have almost 500 vimeo videos...most are uke demos, but if you scroll through., you'll see lessons here and there. And they're all great@!

G'luck and mahalo.

mm stan
06-24-2012, 02:56 PM
Aloha AnnaMarie,
Here is a couple good links with George Kahumoku and son Keoki...both are accomplished hawaiian uke and guitar players..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZ4n6OhyxU
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=George+Kahumoku+ukulele&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIAhVZdrbFE
Hope it helps...Aloha Anna

DAPuke
06-24-2012, 07:12 PM
This is the site of a UU member "hippieguy" Lots of great Hawaiian songs and playing techniques.

http://liveukulele.com/

Don

mds725
06-24-2012, 07:19 PM
There's a compilation of Hawaiian songs, called He Mele Aloha (http://www.amazon.com/He-Mele-Aloha-Hawaiian-Songbook/dp/0974256420/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340601569&sr=8-1&keywords=he+mele+aloha). Unfortunately, the notation is lyrics with chords, so the songs are hard to play if you don't already know the melodies. Fortunately, some enterprising person matched many of the songs with a youtube video and provided an index of them here (http://www.taropatch.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9603&SearchTerms=he,mele).

ricdoug
06-24-2012, 08:21 PM
There's a compilation of Hawaiian songs, called He Mele Aloha (http://www.amazon.com/He-Mele-Aloha-Hawaiian-Songbook/dp/0974256420/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340601569&sr=8-1&keywords=he+mele+aloha). Unfortunately, the notation is lyrics with chords, so the songs are hard to play if you don't already know the melodies. Fortunately, some enterprising person matched many of the songs with a youtube video and provided an index of them here (http://www.taropatch.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9603&SearchTerms=he,mele).

Wanda dakine!

uke42
06-25-2012, 08:49 AM
There's a compilation of Hawaiian songs, called He Mele Aloha (http://www.amazon.com/He-Mele-Aloha-Hawaiian-Songbook/dp/0974256420/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340601569&sr=8-1&keywords=he+mele+aloha). Unfortunately, the notation is lyrics with chords, so the songs are hard to play if you don't already know the melodies. Fortunately, some enterprising person matched many of the songs with a youtube video and provided an index of them here (http://www.taropatch.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9603&SearchTerms=he,mele).

Thanks for the link! My wife bought me this book and like you said it's hard to play if you don't already know the melodies. If they had provided the music notation or even a CD it would have made it much easier to learn.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-25-2012, 12:33 PM
I would also suggest listening to a wide variety of Hawaiian music. Assuming you have an itoy of some type you might want to download the free app from radio station KPOA on the Big Island. It's a real "local" station with a great variety of music, from old school to contemporary.
As has been mentioned, www.liveuke.com is also a good resource, run by a guy who not only lives here but lives Hawaiian music.

PedalFreak
06-27-2012, 09:24 AM
might want to download the free app from radio station KPOA on the Big Island. It's a real "local" station with a great variety of music, from old school to contemporary.


Didn't know about this! Thanks for the tip, downloaded, and can't wait to start listening!

misterpk
06-27-2012, 03:01 PM
I was looking for the melodies for the song book when I bought it years ago, and I found this site. http://www.mondoymusic.com/MM_Mele/list_HeMele_text.htm

The melodies are just midi so they are kind of cheesy. But it's enough to get you going. :)