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Strum: Chalang-alang

For beginners.

Learn the Chalang-alang Strum to Horse With No Name

This arrangement is in the key of Am and has 2 chords - Am, Am sus. Both are home base chords, easy to get to with your left hand. The Chalang-alang aka Come In Strum starts up, and is played evenly as you strum up and down in 4/4 time with slight accents on the down (the "In"). The song ends with a down strum. Enjoy!

Song Sheet (HorseNoName.pdf)

Video of Mele teaching how to play the strum to Horse With No Name

MP3 of the song so you can practice playing with The Hawaiian Serenaders, the husband-wife professional duo of Richard Tom on bass and Mele Fong on ukulele. (HorseNoName.mp3)

Learn the Chalang-alang Strum to Happy Birthday

This arrangement is in the key of C and has 3 chords - C, F, and G7. All are home base chords, easy to get to with your left hand. The Chalang-alang aka Come In Strum starts up, and is played evenly as you strum up and down in 4/4 time with slight accents on the down (the "In"). The song is sung in English and Hawaiian, and ends with a down strum. Enjoy!

Song Sheet (HappyBday.pdf)

Video of Mele teaching how to play the strum to Happy Birthday

MP3 of the song so you can practice playing with The Hawaiian Serenaders, the husband-wife professional duo of Richard Tom on bass and Mele Fong on ukulele. (HappyBday.mp3)

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