Lesson 12 – Maunaloa

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  • Jon Concilio Dec 26, 2022

    Brad – thank you so much for adding links to various versions of the song – these are super helpful. And I would have never caught that quirky time signature change in bar 11 – so thank you for pointing that out.

    • Brad Bordessa Dec 26, 2022

      Knowing how the songs go makes all the difference. I remember how intimidating it was to find versions of Hawaiian songs that were relevant to the way I learned to play them.

  • Susan Murry Aug 8, 2023

    Going to take my time and spend a lot of time trying to do this myself.
    The one version is guitars not ukuleles.
    I need a course to learn Hawaiian.
    Learning the words is my first hurdle.
    Going to take a lot of lawn mowing to learn this one.
    Glad we live on 6 acres.
    Aloha Brad!

    • Brad Bordessa Aug 8, 2023

      Kaliko Beamer-Trapp gives wonderful ZOOM lessons on Hawaiian at pretty much any level: https://oleloonline.com/virtual-classroom/. His website is kind of clunky, but he is a wonderful instructor and a delightful dude.

      6 acres of mowing is a lot of memorization! :-)

      • Susan Murry Aug 19, 2023

        Brad I finally got it without cheating and looking.
        It seems a lot easier now!
        I think I was over thinking the whole exercise.
        Relaxing and really listening to the music made it all happen.
        The Irish tune is still a favorite!

  • Howard Eskildsen Jan 30, 2024

    Thanks for including this song; it’s simple, sweet, and a lot of fun to play and sing. I heard Auntie Genoa Keawe sing it in 2003 or 2004 at a concert in Wailuku, Maui. George Kahumaku accompanied her on guitar along with an amazing young man whose name I forget on ukulele. Wonderful memories, mahalo! Howard