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Mark
Ha`aha`a

USA
1628 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2007 :  12:58:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mark's Homepage


I'm happy to announce my brand-new CD and TAB Book: "Old Time Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar."

Recorded live at famed producer Billy Oskay's Big Red Studio in the Columbia Gorge, "Old Time Slack Key Guitar" is great to listen to, but even better as a companion to learning to play slack key guitar. There's no fancy studio magic, no overdubs (except `ukulele on one track,) and no other instruments to get in the way. The CD opens and closes with the soothing sound of the waves at Kaupoa Beach, Moloka`i.

The 24 songs are part of the essential repertoire that every aspiring slack key player should know. OK, I included two originals... I recorded this set right after the discussion about repertoire here on TaroPatch.

The book contains complete, note-for-note transcriptions of all 24 tunes. Written in Tablature and standard musical notation, these are full-blown arrangements complete with intros, variations, solos, bridges and modulations and codas. Most transcriptions run four pages or more. If you've been studying my downloadable TAB, these arrangements might surprise you ~ familiar songs are played in different keys or tunings, and with many more twists and turns.

Tunings include Taro Patch (in G, F#, F and Bb!); Double Slack (G and Bb), Drop C (C and Bb), F Wahine and D major. The book is currently only available in a special Pre-release version on PDF, allowing you to print out just the songs you want to work on. The book is just under 90 pages. Because of publishing backlogs, it may be a year or more before it will be available in printed form.

Because the TAB follows the CD so closely, the book is not available separately.

Contents
1) Pua Lena/Kealoha/E Huli Ho‘i Mai/Mauna Loa
2) Maunaloa/Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua
3) Kowali
4) Paniolo Slack Key (Malasadas)
5) Ku‘u Lei Awapuhi Melemele (My Yellow Ginger Lei)
6) Ahe Lau Makani
7) Nanea Kou Maka I Ka Le‘ale‘a
8) Moloka‘i Waltz
9) Moana Chimes
10) Old Timer’s Hula/Slack Key Hula
11) Hula Blues
12) Taro Patch Blues
13) Tiare Tahiti
14) Kaulana Na Pua
15) Playful Popoki
16 ‘Ulupalakua
17) Kanaka Waiwai
18) Kimo’s Slack Key
19) Papakolea

You can order the CD for $15 or the CD and book set for $30 from my website.

Please note: I will e-mail the book to you as a 1.7 mb pdf file attachment. There is no automatic page where you can download it. Don't forget to give me your mailing address so I can mail the CD.

Mahalo!

www.mark-o.com

Edited by - Mark on 01/14/2007 2:23:09 PM

Mark
Ha`aha`a

USA
1628 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2007 :  3:06:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mark's Homepage
Hi -

Please don't forget to send me your mailing address -- I've had a couple orders already, and I can't mail the CD with out it. PAYPal doesn't automatically include it, for some dang reason -- so use the comment box.

As it says on the website -- I'll send you the pdf by email.

Mahalo.
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Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1491 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2007 :  5:15:01 PM  Show Profile
I'll email you and order the book/CD.

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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neeej
`Olu`olu

USA
627 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2007 :  7:40:42 PM  Show Profile
Ordered 2, won't Susy be s'prised <G>. You mought just bring the CDs to the kani, eh?

--Jean S
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RJS
Ha`aha`a

1635 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2007 :  5:17:18 PM  Show Profile
Just spent a little time with the TABS, haven't gotten the CD yet, but...

OK guys and gals - this is what so many folks have been requesting for months and months --
Almost 90 pages of music and TAB, close to 2 dozen of the "basic" songs most players sould/want to play -- good sounding (admittedly I only played 6 of them yet, but I "read through" the rest) - fairly easy, traditional slack key arrangements, well enough done so that they can also be excellent jumping off points for more advanced players to improvise upon. As they are written, a solid "set." Used as jumping off points, I can see makling this the basis of a 2 set evening.

I can't think of any reason why everyone on this site wouldn't want to get a copy of this.
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chunky monkey
`Olu`olu

USA
936 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2007 :  05:28:37 AM  Show Profile
I agree with Raymond. An amazing collection. Get one!
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RobO
Akahai

USA
97 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2007 :  07:30:43 AM  Show Profile
I bought mine yesterday....can't wait to try out some tunes.....

a hui hou... Rob
"Lawe i ka ma'alea a ku'ono'ono"
Translation: Acquire skill and make it deep
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Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1491 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2007 :  2:38:52 PM  Show Profile
I double agree with Raymond and Chunky. Tried a few of the songs last night -- good solid arrangements of favorites.

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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Cotham
Aloha

17 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2007 :  3:18:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Cotham's Homepage
Just got mine and I love it! Mark has a way of arranging songs so that the melodies really flow. One of the best books in this style and destined to be a classic

Texas Ed
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Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1491 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2007 :  2:45:38 PM  Show Profile
And Mark even credits US TAROPATCHERS for the inspiration (well, at least part of the inspiration).

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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Mark
Ha`aha`a

USA
1628 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2007 :  1:15:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mark's Homepage
Yo ho -

I've got the CDBaby page for Old Time Slack up and running now.

You can listen to excerpts of all the tunes, too.

http://cdbaby.com/cd/marknelson2

The book is still only available on my website.

quote:
credits US TAROPATCHERS


But of course. Some of us remember what it was like trying to learn slack key before anyone would share it. What a treat now that we have this growing online community.

Edited by - Mark on 01/18/2007 1:26:26 PM
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Admin
Pupule

USA
4545 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  04:52:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Send Admin an AOL message  Send Admin an ICQ Message  Send Admin a Yahoo! Message
quote:
Originally posted by Mark

But of course. Some of us remember what it was like trying to learn slack key before anyone would share it. What a treat now that we have this growing online community.
I was going to buy it but now I'd be a fool not to! Hey Mark - should this post be moved to the "Books" forum?

Andy
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Pauline Leland
`Olu`olu

USA
783 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  07:17:38 AM  Show Profile
Finally opened this thread. Yowee! Listened to the samples while filling out the order form.

PS, I love the cover illustration.

Pauline

Edited by - Pauline Leland on 01/19/2007 07:18:27 AM
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MentoBuggah
Aloha

22 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2007 :  09:03:03 AM  Show Profile
Got the book, but not the CD yet. This is exactly what I needed. Thanks, Mark.

By the way, the prunes and olives were ono! Heheheheheh.
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Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1491 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2007 :  11:51:26 AM  Show Profile
Mark,
Who did the Cover Art? I like it.

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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Lawrence
Ha`aha`a

USA
1597 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2007 :  07:44:59 AM  Show Profile
Aloha e Mark,

Does this new TAB book & CD come with complete MIDI files for
each piece? If so where are they?

(They do not have to be great-sounding but it would be
very good if they had all the notes sounded in the TAB)

P.S - Yes the cover art is very nice, also your website is
very nice looking and pleasant to browse!


Mahope Kākou...
...El Lorenzo de Ondas Sonoras

Edited by - Lawrence on 01/23/2007 07:48:13 AM
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