Hawaiian Songs in English
Becky Woo and Karen Broder
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Music 3 - Room #212



Come join in singing and playing along to some classic Hawaiian songs. Of course "ukuleles rule," but all instruments are welcome, especially your voice. Karen and Becky will provide easy charts with uke chords and lyrics, and quickly have you crooning old chestnuts not often known on the mainland. To emphasize that island sound, they'll review the Hawaiian vamp and simple elements of strum variations. No prior experience necessary.

Becky Woo took up the ukulele in 2008 after seeing back-to-back articles about the San Francisco Bay Area ukulele scene and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. She is primarily self-taught, loves Hawaiian music and would like to share it with others in a friendly, no-pressure environment. She can teach the standard Hawaiian vamp and a few easy alternate strum patterns, as well as basic Hawaiian pronunciation.

Karen Broder learned to play ukulele and accompany hula dancers from a native Hawaiian music mentor. Prior to picking up the uke, she facilitated dozens of creative arts workshops for Oakland Unified School District's Adult Education programs. She sings all the time, and her 3rd grade report card noted "Karen likes to sing and lead the class in song."