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Hawaiian Alphabet Song - DidiPop Kids' Music (Best Kids' Song 2011 - John Lennon)

Teach your kids about the Hawaiian Alphabet. CD "DidiPop Goes To Hawaii", available at http://www.didipop.com/music/store/ https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/DidiPop?id=Aa7e5fxhcqdvh3waqgawaysmwla http://www.amazon.com/DidiPop-Goes-To-Hawaii/dp/B004FDZ6YI http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/didipop/id399465590 http://didipop.spinshop.com/ Going to Hawaii? Bring this CD along so that you can explain to your kids about thealphabet and the beautiful hawaiian language. I loved the language as a kid, but never really understood how it worked. Your kids are smart and I know they want to know! Aloha. I am thrilled that "The Hawaiian Alphabet Song" won the prize for best children's song of 2011 children's category. I wrote the melody of the chorus first, along with the lyrics (the Hawaiian letters) in Hawaii. I came back to California and wrote the verses while googling for info, history and correct pronunciations of Hawaiian words. I recorded the demo in Garage Band with a loop and just vocals. When I took it to Brad Jones (at Alex The Great) in Nashville, we went thru his loops and choose the one you hear on the final master. We used Pro Tools. I sang with the loop in a general key of C. ("Like Tomorrow Never Knows", the song is in C the whole way through. (Thanks John Lennon for that great idea). The band came in the next day, and Brad and I explained our musical approach. We thought it'd be cool to have vibes and flute doubled in octaves to give it a mystical and magical feeling. I sang some harmonies and Mickey, the drummer, added percussion and some ambient words low in the mix. We started the song off with a blow of a conch shell (sampled) as the conch is used in Hawaiian culture to announce a spiritual event (like the sunset). We also added bamboo claps at the "okina" part. I wanted to introduce both one of the longest Hawaiian words I could find, "humu humu nuku nuku apa a'a" (trigger fish) and one of the shortest..."ono" (delicious). My girls (3 and 5 at the time of recording) sang on the choruses and also on the "lesson" call and response at the end. I have created a video on youtube about the recording of the song. or here: A E I O U Heh, keh, la, moo noo, pee, vay (H,K,L,M,N,P,W) Okina oh-oh Okina oh-oh A E I O U Heh, keh, la, moo noo, pee, vay (H,K,L,M,N,P,W) Okina oh-oh Okina If you want to know a little bit About the Hawaiian language oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh They got 5 open vowels and 7 Magical musical consonants oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh And there's a little stop called an okina Sounds like the space between aa- ee- ii -- oo- uu CHORUS The Hawaiian language has a long Complicated history oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh The people with pens tried to write it all down To them it was it was a mystery oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh And we can practice by saying the Hawaiian word for triggerfish It goes "Humu humu nuku nuku apu aa" (Humu humu nuku nuku apu aa) Humu humu nuku nuku apu aa (Humu humu nuku nuku apu aa) And we can practice by saying the Hawaiian word for delicious It's "ono" (ONO) "ono" (ONO ono) chorus childrens music kids songs children's songs nursery rhymes mother goose ABC Song abcs alphabet こども英?話 えいご Sesame Street Barney kids english children ESL EFL supersimplesongs knockknockenglish英語 えいごであそぼ homeschool toddlers lesson tutorial lessons toys education family teacher learn parents student teachersstudents language animation art animation stop motion learn english kidsthe alphabet song educational School fish "cool alphabet" didipop hawaiian alphabet aloha okina world music flute vibes drums chanting hawaii tropical tiki
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