Learn to Play Slack Key Style 'Ukulele (Book + Online Audio)
30662M

Want to play beautiful Hawaiian melodies on your 'ukulele? Now you can! Learn to Play Slack Key Style 'Ukulele is a comprehensive instruction into the art of playing great solo 'ukulele…slack key style. Slack Key–Ho `alu–is a melodic, finger-picked guitar style created by Hawaiian paniolo in the mid-19th century, known as “Hawaiian soul music”. It is only natural that some 'ukulele players in Hawaii would re-tune their instruments and play slack key style. Nothi ...more

Product Number:
30662M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
88
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
151346258X
ISBN13:
978-15134-6258-5
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
11/8/2018

Want to play beautiful Hawaiian melodies on your 'ukulele? Now you can! Learn to Play Slack Key Style 'Ukulele is a comprehensive instruction into the art of playing great solo 'ukulele…slack key style. Slack Key–Ho `alu–is a melodic, finger-picked guitar style created by Hawaiian paniolo in the mid-19th century, known as “Hawaiian soul music”. It is only natural that some 'ukulele players in Hawaii would re-tune their instruments and play slack key style. Nothing sounds so sweet.

No matter if you are a dedicated beginner wanting to expand your playing or an advanced uke-a-banger looking for a new challenge, you will find music to delight your fingers and stimulate your ear. Learn to Play Slack Key Style 'Ukulele is both a course of study and a collection of great solo arrangements that start out easy and increase in difficulty. Includes access to online audio.

• Tablature and standard notation

• Notes on the tunings, reading music and reading TAB

• Guided lessons help you develop your style

• Graded arrangements from easy to advanced

• Over 30 great arrangements

• Learn how to create your own slack key style arrangements of classic Hawaiian songs

• Playable on any ‘ukulele with a low G string

• Downloadable musical examples of all songs

 

How This Book is Organized
TAB and Musical Notation
Getting Started
Lesson: Common Hawaiian Turnarounds
Section One: Arrangements in Standard ‘Ukulele Tuning
Pūpū Hinuhinu
ʻUlupalakua
Ahe Lau Makani
Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai
Section Two: Slack Key Style ‘Ukulele Solos
Lesson: How to Play Slack Key ‘Ukulele
Kealoha
‘Ukulele Slack Key #1, Basic Version
Lesson: Taro Patch Turnarounds & Double Stops
Salomila
Papakolea
Mauna Loa
Aloha ‘Oe
Ahe Lau Makani
‘Ukulele Slack Key #1, Version 2
Lesson: Changing Keys in Taro Patch Tuning 
Pūpū Hinuhinu
Kowali 
He Aloha No‘o Honolulu
Hi‘ilawe
Lesson: C Wahine Tuning
Paniolo Slack
Lesson: Playing Slack Key Style in Standard ‘Ukulele Tuning
Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai
Section Three: Advanced Slack Key Style Arrangements
Moana Chimes
Kimo’s Slack Key
Hula Blues
‘Ukulele Dream Slack Key
Makee Ailana
Ahe Lau Makani, Extended Version
Slack Key Medley: Slack Key Hula/Kowali/Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua
‘Ulupalakua, Slack Key Style
Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai, Slack Key Style
‘Ukulele Slack Key #1, Extended Version
Guide to Hawaiian Pronunciation
Resources
About the Author
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
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