Hawaiian Ukulele

1 Hawaiian Ukulele 101 – Session 1: Hawaiian Language and Vamps


In this video lesson, Aldrine teaches you about the Hawaiian language, alphabet and pronunciation to help sing these songs we all love. The Hawaiian alphabet seems intimidating, but its actually a lot easier than you think! Aldrine will also teach you about vamps, an essential part of almost every Hawaiian song.

2 Hawaiian Ukulele 101 – Session 2: Hawaiian Chord Familes and Song Structure


In this video lesson, Aldrine teaches you the chords and song structures that are commonly used in Hawaiian music. If you learn these, you’ll be in a great place to jump in and jam most Hawaiian songs.

3 Hawaiian Ukulele 101 – Session 3: Strums and Rolls


In this video, Aldrine will show you how to use different strumming techniques to enhance the story telling aspect of Hawaiian music. Examples of some of the things you can do to change up your strum include removing strums, adding rolls, and introduce double time strumming.

4 Hawaiian 101 Bonus: Practice song Ka Uluwehi o Ke Kai


5 Hawaiian Ukulele 101 – Session 4: Advanced Chord Structures


In this video, Aldrine will explain advanced chord structures for Hawaiian music and what chords are often swapped out in favor of chords used to build more tension or to enhance story telling. Some examples of this include adding 7th notes, introducing vamps within a verse, and swapping minor chords for 7th chords.

6 Hawaiian Ukulele 101 – Session 5: High G / Low G


7 Hawaiian Ukulele 101 – Session 6: Alternate Strumming Patterns and Vamps


8 Hawaiian Ukulele 101 Session 7 – Melodies in V and I


9 Hawaiian 101 Session 8 : Hawaiian Fingerpicking


10 Hawaiian Ukulele 101 – Session 9: Rhythm and Speed


11 Hawaiian Ukulele 101 – Week 10: Styles and Structure