Hawaiian Songs for the Ukulele
Hawaiian songs for the ukulele are unique and give you the feeling that you have all of sudden taken a trip to the tropical paradise of the islands. The songs of Hawaii tell a story of times past
, which gives the ukulele music a wonderful tone not found in any other type of music.
The Culture of Hawaiian Ukulele Songs
The reason why the ukulele has become one of the most popular instruments in Hawaii have to do with its history. The Portuguese were the first to introduce the ukulele to the Islands. The people of Hawaii immediately started playing it and creating beautiful music. It was passed down the generations as part of the Hawaiian culture.
Hawaii holds on to their tradition by celebrating with an annual festival in Waikiki. Every year for the past 38 years they've brought the great music of the ukulele to their residents and visitors via concerts and radio. Some of the best ukulelists are featured at these festivals. There are many different ukuleles for sale at the event, which helps keep the ukulele culture alive.
Listing of Hawaiian Ukulele Songs
Here is a list of popular Hawaiian songs played on a ukulele. Many of the songs have been played for centuries and others are quite new. You can find sheet music for these songs and play them for yourself on your ukulele.
- Koni Au
- Pua Carnation
- Akahi Hoi
- On the Beach at Waikiki
- Beautiful Ilima
- Royal Hawaiian Hotel
- Strumming Sweet Lei Lehua
- Lovely Hula Hands
- Mau'i Waltz
- Lei Nani
- Aloha Oe
- Ipo's Song
Where to Find Hawaiian Songs
If you are looking for Hawaiian songs for the ukulele, you are in luck because it is the most popular type of sheet music to find, since when most people think of Hawaii they think of the ukulele. You can find many sheet music books and some with CDs on the internet or at your local music store.
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