For many children in Hawaii, learning how to play the ukulele is a time-honored tradition. How to Play Hawaiian Ukulele for Kids is written especially for young children in kindergarten through lower elementary age. This is a time when children freely sing and play in harmony with nature.
Ukulele teacher Michael Preston brings to this uniquely Hawaiian book, twenty-five years of teaching ukulele to children—in school, groups, and individually. The pages will lead young players through all the basic skills needed to tune, strum chords, and sing songs—inspired by Hawaii’s history and natural surroundings. The melodies are mostly well-known childhood songs with lyrics specially composed to celebrate and reflect Hawaii’s birds and sea life.
Keiki will find these colorful lessons easy to follow with songs that are fun to play, and they will gain a deeper appreciation for the ‘ukulele’s place in Hawaii’s history.
Correction for pg 27 (last line begins with two C down-strums instead of two F down-strums)