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Hawaiian & Polynesian Music for Appalachian Dulcimer

ke kukima polinahe

By Mark "Kailana" Nelson

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Dulcimer (mountain) - Intermediate-Advanced
Ke kukima polinahe. Composed by Mark "Kailana" Nelson. Saddle-stitched, Dulcimer: Mountain. Hawaiian. Book and online audio. 72 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #30664M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30664M).

Item Number: MB.30664M

ISBN 9781513464305. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Put some aloha into your playing with Hawaiian & Polynesian Music for Appalachian Dulcimer! More than just a repertoire collection of classic Pacific island melodies, this book includes the history and background stories of the individual tunes and a brief language pronunciation guide. In addition, the author provides humorous and insightful observations on interpretation, fingerstyle technique, and Hawaiian slack-key guitar style as applied to the mountain dulcimer. Written in standard notation and tablature for the 3-course dulcimer with the 6+ or 6½ fret, these fingerstyle arrangements are for intermediate to advanced mountain dulcimer players who are looking for a challenge and want to try something new. These arrangements sound best played fingerstyle, and make use of polyphony, harmonics, hammer-ons and pull-offs, and the sweet chords beloved by Island musicians.Some selections like “Aloha ‘Oe” are instantly recognizable, while others such as “Wehiwehi ‘Oe” or “Pauoa Liko ka Lehua” may be unfamiliar outside of Hawaii. Includes access to online audio of all 22 examples and melodies in DAD, CGC and DGD tunings. To help the student master these arrangements, the author provides detailed performance notes for each tune. Includes access to online audio.

  • Tab And Musical Notation 
  • Getting Started 
  • Kani Kapila - Letas Play Music 
  • Pa<
  • Aulili E 
  • Aulupalakua 
  • Wehiwehi Aoe 
  • Kaka Falls 
  • Kahuli Aku  
  • Lei Ohu 
  • Pa<
  • Pua Sadinia  
  • Molokaai Waltz 
  • Tiare Tahiti  
  • Ahe Lau Makani 
  • Kaulana Na Pua  
  • Ahi Wela 
  • Hiailawe 
  • Nanea Kou Maka I Ka Leaaleaa 
  • Ua Like Na A Like 
  • Isa Lei 
  • Aloha Aoe 
  • Sweet Leilehua  
  • Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua 
  • Sanoe 
  • The Story Of The Songs 
  • Guide To Hawaiian Pronunciation 

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