Hoolah Mazurka

A wonderful short piece by Ernest Ka‘ai

Ernest Kaai (1881-1962), considered as the first ukulele virtuoso, published in 1906 the first ukulele instruction book. I’ve taken this piece from the second edition (1910) of The Ukulele, a Hawaiian Guitar and How to Play It.

As the original ‘tablature’ is far from complete, some creativity has been needed for this arrangement. As far as I can tell, this mazurka (which does not appear in later editions of the method) has never been previously recorded.

Hope you like it.

Tablature is published on Patreon.