This book, which is
currently out-of-print, was written by Reri Tava Jobe, one of Uncle Ray's students. On
occasion, this book can still be purchased from the Kane family directly as the
instruction book is reprinted in small batches.
Uncle Ray has taught countless
students his slack key style including George Kuo and Bobby Modeiro (Mauna Lua). This book
does a fine job of documenting Uncle Ray's music and style and is great food for any
hungry slack key student. Because there is no accompanying cassette or CD, this book can
be a great supplement to one of Uncle Ray's instructional video tapes. Students will
probably need to reference Uncle's recordings, because the book contain only tab and does
not indicate rhythms or tempos. In addition to tablature for 12 songs, the book includes
chord charts and tablature for some of Uncle's intros, vamps and endings. 11 songs are
instrumentals and 1 song, Hi`ilawe, has lyrics and the guitar accompaniment for the song
tabbed out. Beginners might have a difficult time figuring out this tab.