The monarchy, King Kalakaua and his sister, Liliuokalani, also played a part in Hawaii’s musical history. They composed songs that mixed the emotions of Hawaiian with the melodic tunes of Europe. Queen Liliuokalani composed more than 100 songs including the famous “Aloha Oe”. King Kamehameha V was also the original conductor of a band which later became the Honolulu Symphony.
There are three important instruments which involves in Hawaiian music. First was the ukulele. The ukulele is a small guitar was introduced by the Portuguese immigrants. This instrument became a very popular one in Hawaiian culture, and a majority of Hawaiian songs involve the ukulele. In Hawaiian, ukulele literally means “flea jumping” There are four sizes of ukulele; soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. The ukulele is mostly recognized as being Hawaiian, even though it is based on the Portuguese guitar. Second, the ukeke is a Hawaiian musical bow played with the mouth. It is the only stringed instrument indigenous to Hawaii. It is made of hardwood and is believed to have been brought from the Marquesas during the first wave of migrations. Third, the slack