Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style by Ozzie Kotani with Dennis Ladd. For Guitar (Slack Key). Saddle-stitched, Methods. Hawaiian. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 76 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99263BCD).
ISBN 9780786658930. Hawaiian. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
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 CD. Beautiful black and white photos of native Hawaiian musicians are scattered throughout the text.