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Learn to Play Slack Key Style 'Ukulele
By Mark "Kailana" Nelson

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Ukulele - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Mark "Kailana" Nelson. Squareback saddle stitch, Solos, Duets and Ensembles, Ukulele: Soprano, Technique, Theory and Reference. Hawaiian. Book and online audio. 88 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #30662M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30662M).

Item Number: MB.30662M

ISBN 9781513462585. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

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 Aukulele Tuning 
  • Pa<
  • E>>Ulupalakua 
  • Ahe Lau Makani 
  • Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai 
  • Section Two: Slack Key Style Aukulele Solos 
  • Lesson: How To Play Slack Key Aukulele 
  • Kealoha 
  • Aukulele Slack Key #1, Basic Version 
  • Lesson: Taro Patch Turnarounds & Double Stops 
  • Salomila 
  • Papakolea 
  • Mauna Loa 
  • Aloha Aoe 
  • Ahe Lau Makani 
  • Aukulele Slack Key #1, Version 2 
  • Lesson: Changing Keys In Taro Patch Tuning 
  • Pa<
  • Kowali 
  • He Aloha Noao Honolulu 
  • Hiailawe 
  • Lesson: C Wahine Tuning 
  • Paniolo Slack 
  • Lesson: Playing Slack Key Style In Standard Aukulele Tuning 
  • Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai 
  • Section Three: Advanced Slack Key Style Arrangements 
  • Moana Chimes  
  • Kimoas Slack Key 
  • Hula Blues 
  • Aukulele Dream Slack Key 
  • Makee Ailana 
  • Ahe Lau Makani, Extended Version 
  • Slack Key Medley: Slack Key Hula/Kowali/Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua 
  • Aulupalakua, Slack Key Style 
  • Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai, Slack Key Style 
  • Aukulele Slack Key #1, Extended Version 
  • Guide To Hawaiian Pronunciation 
  • About the Author 

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