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    Are there any published Ukulele books that exclusively have Hawaiian music in them instead of classics and pop?
    I am interested in learning traditional Hawaiian music for the ukulele.
    I have learned Pua Lililehua, Sanoe, Aloha Oe, and White Sands of Hawaii so far.
    Thanks in advance for any leads or advice.

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    The book most used by the Hawaiian ukulele groups is “He Mele Aloha, a Hawaiian songbook” compiled by Carol Wilcox.
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    Many thanks! I will look into this.
    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzBD View Post
    The book most used by the Hawaiian ukulele groups is “He Mele Aloha, a Hawaiian songbook” compiled by Carol Wilcox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzBD View Post
    The book most used by the Hawaiian ukulele groups is “He Mele Aloha, a Hawaiian songbook” compiled by Carol Wilcox.
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    That's good to know. I bought this book last year on the Big Island and my uke goal for this year is to learn a few of the songs. I don't know them, but most of them have examples on youtube.

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    I love traditional Hawaiian Music and play mostly Hawaiian music. I found these three books "Ukulele instruction book with CD" volumes 1, 2, and 3 to be excellent. You can get them here: http://gcea.com/index.php?route=prod...ory&path=68_70

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    A second recommendation for He Mele Aloha: great collection, but be aware that it only provides lyrics and chords, no melody scores. You can find recordings for virtually all of the songs on YouTube.

    For old Hawaiian music, check out King's Hawaiian Melodies:
    http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/ki...iian-melodies/
    I believe this can be downloaded for free from some other sites, but I'm not sure where. It's also included in the vintage uke music collection that you can order from Ian Chadwick. The chord labeling in the book is odd (I'm not sure all editions or pieces in the collection include chords), but most chord shapes should be familiar from the grid diagrams.
    Wow this is fantastic. Thank you so much.

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    Island Music Network is a good online source too. Many of the entries have audio tracks.

    https://islandmusicnetwork.com/
    Kamaka HF3, Tenor
    Martin S1, Soprano
    Ko'olau C1, Concert
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