Swing & Hapa Haole Ukulele

Swing & Hapa Haole Ukulele

In 1915, the first ukulele craze exploded, continuing through the “roaring ‘20s” and beyond. As Hawaii welcomed its first curious tourists, musicians started to blend swing jazz mainland styles with the exotic Hawaiian themes, leading to a dazzling number of now-familiar songs now known as “Hapa Haole.” In this workshop, we’ll explore Hapa Haole songs, but will start our “swing fling” with familiar tunes and chords. It won’t be long before we launch ourselves into the world of “closed” or “2nd position” chords since, after all, we’ve paid for the ukulele’s whole neck and we might as well use it!

Aloha Land
Janet Lenore
Hawaiian and Jazz & Swing
Ukulele
Advanced and Intermediate