was transcribed and published by Keith Sakaguchi of Power Chord Music in Honolulu. His
first "book" contained tunes by Country Comfort, the second by Cecilio and
Kapono. Unfortunately, Power Chord Music is no longer around so this book is out-of-print.
The Hapa songbook
contains 7 songs, composed by guitar wizard Barry Flanagan, all from Hapa's debut album.
Although the majority of songs featured here are in standard tuning making it more
contemporary Hawaiian music than slack key, it still as a place here with two songs in
Taro Patch. Three arrangements have vocals and four are instrumentals. Barry's songs
are definitely for more advanced players. I have no idea how accurate Sakaguchi's
tablatures are, but the tabs are complete with Barry's show-stopping neck bends (down) and
harmonics bent up (at the nut) so they're good enough for me. I can dream of playing these
songs someday. I loved this album, and if you did too - this book is for you.