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Hawaiian Songs on the Ukulele?

I'm doing a school assignment on Hawaiian music and i'm planning to play a piece on the ukulele. Any suggestions?

Oh, and any information on Hawaiian music would be greatly appreciated too. e.g.

- Well know musicians from Hawaii

- What role does music play in Hawaiian culture

Anything about Hawaiian music

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Israel Kamakawiwo Ole'

    Hawaii '78

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow Lyrics

    Take Me Home Country Road

    White Sandy Beach of Hawai'i

    Keola Beamer

    Honolulu City Lights

    This is all more resent music Considering IZ died in 1997.

    Music has been a part of Hawaiian culture for for years all though it was only first Documented in 1778 when us white people showed up " haoles ". The last Queen Lili'uokalani was musician and composer, best known as the composer of "Aloha 'Oe".

    Here is a link to some Uku info!! If you get some time do a youtube on IZ and just sit back and listen. Hawaii '78 breaks my heart every time I hear it. I hope you get an A.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukulele

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "Somewhere over the rainbow" was not originally a Hawaiian song, but it was covered by a very famous Hawaiian singer (I forget his name...Israel something or other). It's pretty easy to play on the ukulele. I'm sure youtube has an instructional video. The song is featured in 50 first dates. It's a really good cover and exemplifies the Hawaiian style of music on the ukulele.

  • 1 decade ago

    Justin Kawika Young - One Foot on Sand not the ukulele version

    other one is waaay better trust me, intro is guitar, the beat is uke

    F, Aminor Dminor then Aminor Chorus Bflat, Fmajor, High C

    Ekolu - Stuck On You dis my favorite

    Three Plus - Honey Baby

    Three Plus - Is this love

    da best for last Israel Kamkawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the Rainbow ho ho ho brah!!

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole "SpongeBob Ending Credits song"

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, I'm not gonna do your home work for you, but I'll give you some pointers for musicians: Herb Ohta, Israel Kamakawiwoole, & Jake Shimabukuru.

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