- Performer:Hal Kinnaman
- Title:Early Hawaiian Slack Key Melodies
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Slack-key guitar is a fingerstyle genre of guitar music that originated in Hawaii. Its name refers to its characteristic open tunings: the English term is a translation of the Hawaiian kī hōʻalu, which means "loosen the key". Most slack-key tunings can be achieved by starting with a guitar in standard tuning and detuning or "slacking" one or more of the strings until the six strings form a single chord, frequently G major.
Album · 2006 · 15 Songs. Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Sampler. Doug & Sandy McMaster. GrandMaster Slack Key Guitar. The Best of Hui Ohana II.
Hawaiian slack key guitar (Ki Ho'alu) is one of the world's great acoustic guitar traditions. This tradition includes virtuoso guitar pieces, but the majority of songs played slack key are classic Hawaiian melodies either played as instrumentals or as accompaniment to vocals with instrumental breaks between the verses. The term "slack key" does not refer to a type of guitar, but rather to any guitar played in the slack key style, that is, in alternate tunings with "slacked" strings and fingerstyle technique
Featuring many of today's top Hawaiian slack key guitarists, Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas ass the perfect Hawaiian touch to your holiday season with eleven instrumentals and three vocals, each performed in the intimate ki ho'alu (slack key) style. From the bouncy joy of fun songs like Jingle Bell Rock to the passionate beauty of The First Noel these timeless classics of standard and Hawaiian songs will fill your heart with aloha for many Christmases to come.
Learn Hawaiian Slack Key guitar with 63 video guitar lessons from Mark Kailana Nelson. Hawaiian slack key is a beautiful style of guitar that originated in Hawaii. By blending relaxing melodies with intricate fingerstyle playing, this traditional genre of music is sure to please. Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples. Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles. 130 of 134 of our members have given this their approval.
Ke Aloha is a popular Hawaiian tune from the first part of the 20^th century. It was written by Maddy Lam and Lei Collins, and is used very commonly for hula performances. This arrangement was done by my friend Hal Kinnaman in Taro Patch Tuning (Open G). It features standard alternating bass technique but also introduces a few important slack key techniques.
|A2||My Yellow Ginger Lei|
|A3||Ulupalakua/Old Timer's Hula|
|A4||Kanaka Wai Wai|
|A5||Opihi Moe Moe|
|B4||Kaulana Na Pua|
|B6||Silver Threads/Waimanalo Blues|