This ukulele lesson teaches you how to play a solo arrangement of 'Aloha O'e' by Queen Lili'uokalani. This lesson is part of our UU+ Solos series where we teach arrangments of classical music and traditional Hawaiian songs. Our UU+ Solo lessons include tabs, complete Play-Alongs, and slowed down practice videos. We have over 150 songs in our song lesson library so feel free to take a look!

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  1. This is a really beautiful tune, and sounds great on the uke. The arrangement exhibits a nice variety of chords, melody, and techniques, and is a bit challenging for me to keep memorized and play well. This may make it to the top of my list, if I can polish it. The tempo can be slow enough for me to add varied strumming where it fits. Very appropriate tune for the uke.

    1. Hey Leighann,

      If you are interested, we just had a discussion about how we label our song lessons. Aldrine talks about the wide range of beginners and his general definition of a beginner. The guys also share some of the challenges they face when categorizing song lessons into skill levels. If you want, you can see that discussion HERE. It comes up 37:00 into the video. Thanks for your input and if you have any questions or concerns feel free to let us know.

      -Kira (UU Staff)

  2. @4silverbeach Right, so isolate only the melody notes first and ignore anything ‘extra’ – maybe get the tab and highlight them with a pen. Then you know how the song moves regardless of the chord arrangement.

  3. I’m frustrated that the sheet music doesn’t match with the tutorial. I want to learn to play it just the way it’s done in the tute. Is there something I need to learn about reading tablature? For instance, measure 4 has a single d note, which is not played in the tutorial, but then measure 5 has a G chord in which the d note is “highlighted”. So the d note in measure 4 truly never happens. I’ve been working on this for about two hours now, and I can’t get past measures 10-13. I’d love a pdf TAB that is accurate, or if the fault is with me because I’m such a newbie, I’d love to be directed to a tutorial that will help me understand. Thanks so much. All your other tutorials so far have worked for me with the TAB. I am still enjoying your website immensely.

  4. I am surprised that this is classified as “beginners” ! Seems rather difficult to pick up the plucking of notes plus partial chords in the first instance of learning a piece of music! It’s beautiful if one can manage and remember all of those variations.

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