Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style (Book + Online Audio)
99263M
Written by a master of Hawaiian slack-key guitar, this text teaches the history, tunings, and other techniques found in slack-key guitar music. Because of the altered tunings in slack-key guitar music, all of the examples and exercises in this text have been written in tab only. Topics discussed are: right and left hand technique, alternating bass, slides, pull-offs, hammering, harmonics, and other slack-key related topics. Recordings of nine exercises from the book which demonstrates these techniques (with ...more
Product Number:
99263M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
76
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8804-1
ISBN13:
978-07866-8804-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
4/22/2015
Written by a master of Hawaiian slack-key guitar, this text teaches the history, tunings, and other techniques found in slack-key guitar music. Because of the altered tunings in slack-key guitar music, all of the examples and exercises in this text have been written in tab only. Topics discussed are: right and left hand technique, alternating bass, slides, pull-offs, hammering, harmonics, and other slack-key related topics. Recordings of nine exercises from the book which demonstrates these techniques (with tunings) are provided on an accompanying audio online. Beautiful black and white photos of native Hawaiian musicians are scattered throughout the text.
Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style

Foreword..............................................ii
Author's Notes.......................................iii
Techincal Notes.......................................iv
Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style: Ki Ho'aulu..............1
The History of Slack Key...............................1
Tuning.................................................2
Ornamentations.........................................2
Improvisation..........................................3
Variations of Guitar Playing...........................3
Closing Notes..........................................4
Sources................................................4
How to Read the Tablature..............................5
A Note on Reading Tablature............................6
The Right Hand Technique...............................7
The Left Hand Technique................................7
Positioning the Guitar.................................7
Open and Closed Positions..............................8
The Alternating Bass...................................9
Executing Techniques and Ornamentations...............10
Slides........................................10
Pull-Offs.....................................10
Add-Ons.......................................11
Hammers.......................................11
Chimes or Harmonics...........................12
Closing Notes.................................12
Musical Terms and Notations...........................13
Before we Begin.......................................14
How to Use the CD.....................................14
How to Use the Hints Section..........................15
Choosing a Picking Style..............................16
Standardize Fingering and Picking.....................16
Taro Patch Tuning.....................................17
Slack G or Double Slack Tuning........................49
Drop C Tuning.........................................62
The Tunes
Exercise 1: Kani Ki Ho'alu....................18
Exercise 2: Manuela Boy.......................22
Exercise 3: Molehu............................26
Exercise 4: Awiwi.............................30
Exercise 5: Maunaloa..........................35
Exercise 6: Manamana Lele.....................44
Exercise 7: Ewalu.............................50
Exercise 8: Kakahiaka.........................55
Exercise 9: Namaka's Mele.....................63

 
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