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How to Play the Hawaiian Steel Guitar

with music, chord structures, tablatures, and songs

By Henry K. Allen

Guitar (Lap Steel) - Beginning-Intermediate
With music, chord structures, tablatures, and songs. Composed by Henry K. Allen. Hard-bound, Methods. Hawaiian. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.1566478642).

Item Number: MB.1566478642

ISBN 9781566478649. 9.25 x 11.25 inches.

The sound of the Hawaiian steel guitar is sweet, nostalgic, and unmistakably Hawaiian. You can almost feel the trade winds and the surf in its subtle vibrato. In this well-illustrated and easy-to-understand book, acclaimed musician Henry Kaleialoha Allen shares everything you need to know in order to play this beautiful instrument from purchasing a guitar, to performing with that special Hawaiian flourish. This primer, adapted from Allen's popular self-published guide, features a history of the Hawaiian steel guitar; instructions for reading musical notation; a practical guide to buying and tuning a steel guitar; guidance on using the bar; sheet music for 11 original songs; exercises; a discussion of the nuances of the Hawaiian touch; and much more. Written for beginning and intermediate students alike, this book and its accompanying audio CD will have you playing like a pro in no time.

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  • 2009-10-23 00:00:00.0 no slide on cd

    there is no slide or vibrato on cd ..disapointing

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