Hone A Ka Wai
is one of the European style dance tunes that Ernest Ka'ai
included in the 1916 edition of his book The Ukulele and How It's Played
Here's my own arrangement to this delicious waltz, thought to be played on a low G ukulele –although perfectly playable as is on a reentrant tuned instrument.
I conceived this setting for students to practice three techniques in just one piece:
- Alternate picking with middle and index fingers;
- Left hand position shifts;
- Controlling note duration with planting fingers.