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    Book with online audio. Want to play beautiful Hawaiian melodies on your 'ukulele? Now you can! 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's only natural that some 'ukulele players in Hawaii would re-tune their instruments and play slack key style. Nothing sounds so sweet.

    This book is both a course of study and a collection of great solo arrangements that start out easy and increase in difficulty. 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'll find music to delight your fingers and stimulate your ear. Note/tab. 88 pp.


    • 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
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Contents:
  • 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

Learn to Play Slack Key Style 'Ukulele

by Mark Kailana Nelson

SKU: 02-30662M

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Book with online audio. Want to play beautiful Hawaiian melodies on your 'ukulele? Now you can! 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's only natural that some 'ukulele players in Hawaii would re-tune their instruments and play slack key style. Nothing sounds so sweet.

This book is both a course of study and a collection of great solo arrangements that start out easy and increase in difficulty. 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'll find music to delight your fingers and stimulate your ear. Note/tab. 88 pp.


• 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
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Contents:
  • 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