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Instructional Materials spacer.gif (45 bytes) "I feel that every artist in an oral tradition sounds different. Slack key puts a premium on playing from your heart with your own special touch. That's why I'll show anybody anything they want to see." - Ozzie Kotani

Not long ago, slack key guitar was in danger of dying out.  Fortunately a renaissance of Hawaiian culture that began over a quarter century ago has continued, and today slack key is is still here.   Whether you are in the islands of Hawai`i or on the other side of the world, there are a number of people sharing this art through performance, books and video.

I have attempted to list and review slack key instructional materials.  I hope you will contribute your own reviews too.   It is all about sharing.

BOOKS cd2.gif (1002 bytes) = CD     tape2.gif (923 bytes) = Cassette
Artist Title (click title for more detail or to post a review) Tab Audio
Keola Beamer Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Fingerstyle Arrangements and Techniques Y CD
Keola Beamer Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Five Easy Pieces Y  
Keola Beamer Lessons Online: Beginning
(Okay, not a book - but where else do I put it?)
Y realplayer/
quicktime
Keola Beamer Lessons Online: Intermediate Level
(Okay, not a book - but where else do I put it?)
Y mp3
Keola Beamer and Mark Nelson Learn to Play Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Y CD
Hapa A Collection Of Songs From Their Debut Album Y  
Israel Kamakawiwo`ole IZ: The Songbook Collection Y  
Mark Hanson Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Y CD
Daniel Ho and Steve Sano The Secrets of Contemporary Slack Key Guitar Y CD
Raymond Kane Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Y  
Ozzie Kotani Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style Y CD
Leonard Kwan Slack Key Instruction Book Y  
Ron Loo He Kalana Kakou Ki Ho`alu: Helu `Ekahi - a slack key notebook Number 1 (Beginning) Y Cassette Tape
Ron Loo He Kalana Kakou Ki Ho`alu: Helu `Elua - a slack key notebook Number 2 (Intermediate) Y Cassette Tape
Ron Loo He Kalana Kakou Ki Ho`alu: Helu `Ekolu - a slack key notebook Number 3 (Intermediate - Advanced) Y Cassette Tape
Mika`ele McClellan An Advanced Workbook for the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Y   

 

VIDEOS  
Artist Title (click title for more detail or to post a review) Tab Format
Keola Beamer The Art of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Y DVD/VHS
Ledward Kaapana The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar of Ledward Kaapana Y VHS
George Kahumoku D Wahine Tuning DVD
Keoki Kahumoku Introduction to Ki ho`alu DVD
Raymond Kane Learn to Play Ki ho`alu "Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar" N DVD/VHS
Raymond Kane Masters of Slack Key - The Slack Key Secrets of Ray Kane Y VHS
Ozzie Kotani Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style with Ozzie Kotani DVD Vol 1 Y DVD
Patrick Landeza Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Made Easy ? DVD
       
(non-instructional) Hawaiian Rainbow   DVD
(non-instructional) The History of the Sons of Hawaii   DVD
(non-instructional) IZ: Hot Hawaiian Nights   DVD
(non-instructional) IZ: Island Music, Island Hearts (The Man and His Music)   DVD/VHS
(non-instructional) John Keawe "Music With The Hawaiian Touch"   DVD
(non-instructional) Ki Ho`alu (Loosen the Key) Keola Beamer   DVD
(non-instructional) Ki ho`alu - That's Slack Key (A Documentary Film by Susan Friedman)   DVD
(non-instructional) Ledward Kaapana & Bob Brozman In Concert   DVD
(non-instructional) Made of Music - The Story of John Cruz   DVD
(non-instructional) Gabby Pahinui, Family & Friends / The Pahinui Brothers   VHS
(non-instructional) Keali`i Reichel - Kukahi '96   VHS
(non-instructional) G. Winston - Seasons In Concert   DVD/VHS

 

 

 


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