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Eynowd
Lokahi

Australia
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Posted - 05/13/2019 :  3:23:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Eynowd,

If you do connect with Ozzie, make it worth the trip. Schedule 2 or 3 hours at least and go there with a plan on what you want to learn. If you do connect, let him know what you'd like to do in advance so that he can prepare. I always thought Ozzie shied away from doing videos, but when I was there he suggested it; I wasn't prepared. Video him if you can. Ozzie likes to "talk story". See if Duke can get in touch with him. Ozzie's place is a little hard to find.



I've already been in touch with Duke, and given him him (Australian) mobile number to pass onto Oz. I just haven't heard back since then. I know Ozzie's a busy guy, so I don't want to hassle him too much.

As I said, it'd be great if I could get a lesson, but if it doesn't work out, it's OK too. If it does work out, I do have a little Canon camera that shoots HD video, and a Zoom field recorder for recording decent audio.

Geoff - g'day from Canberra, Australia.
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Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1491 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2019 :  12:06:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Geoff,
I visited Ozzie at his home (beware, his Mom lives down the street, but she was lovely and guided me in the right path). I have had several lessons from him.

He pointed out several things I could improve upon just by listening to me play. Of course, I did the dumb thing an played one of his cover songs...

** For example, I had a thumbpick on and he thought I could obtain a better touch and a wider array of tonality by learning to use the flesh and also fingernail of my thumb -- I was only trying to master the alternating bass lines...

I wish I had a video of the personal lessons, but I think my memories are far richer.

As an aside, see if you can get a lesson from Peter Medeiros in Kaneoe -- after all, he is a college professor in Hawaiian Music.
Kapena Mika'ele

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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thumbstruck
Ahonui

USA
2020 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2019 :  1:05:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peter Medeiros knows plenty history and has a great touch. Worthwhile to meet him, talk story, learn....
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