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The Uke Buke: Learn to Play Slack Key Style `Ukulele

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About the author:
Multi-instrumentalist Mark Nelson has carved a unique niche for himself as an entertainer, musician and educator. His deep love and understanding of traditional music led him to the mastery of several different musical idioms, ranging from old time western music to Celtic to Hawaiian. In a career that began well before he was able to drive, he has performed everywhere from street corners to hay barns to festivals to the concert stage in the US, Europe and Canada. He once worked as a banjo playing gorilla in Dublin, but that's a different story.

Growing up near the beach in Southern California, Mark was surrounded by the music and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. His love of slack key guitar, led him to travel to Hawaii and study with some of the masters. This in turn has led to a deep friendship with noted Hawaiian musician Keola Beamer and his illustrious family - Aunty Nona Beamer gave Mark his Hawaiian name, Kailana (Floating on the Sea). Keola and Mark have collaborated on numerous projects, including a book, "Learn to Play Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar." Together they host The Aloha Music Camp, a week-long immersion in the music and culture of Hawaii held on the Island of Hawaii.

Mark lives in Southern Oregon's Applegate Valley with his wife Annie and various furred and finned friends, where he divides his time between studio work, writing, and watching the trees grow.

Selected Discography
Funtime Uke-A-Rama
Ke Kukima Polinahe
Old Time Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
The Water is Wide
The Faery Hills
After the Morning
The Rights of Man

Old Time Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Learn to Play Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele
Ke Kukima Polinahe: Hawaiian Music For Dulcimer
Favorite Old-Time American Songs for Appalachian Dulcimer
The Complete Collection of Celtic Music for Appalachian Dulcimer
Fiddle Tunes for Dulcimer: The Rights of Man

The Uke Buke: Learn to Play Slack Key Style `Ukulele

Authored by Mark Kailana Nelson

Learn to play solo arrangements of beautiful classic Hawaiian slack key melodies on your 'ukulele!

Here is a collection of classic Hawaiian melodies arranged for solo 'ukulele "slack key" style. What's that? Slack Key-Ki Ho`alu-is a melodic, finger picked guitar style created by Hawaiian paniolo in the mid-19th Century. They call it "Hawaiian soul music."

It is only natural that some `ukulele players in Hawai`i would re-tune their instruments and play slack key style. Nothing sounds so sweet.

So grab you `ukulele and put some aloha in your playing!

-Tablature and standard notation
-Notes on the tunings, reading music and reading TAB
-Guided lessons help you develop your style
-Graded arrangements from easy to advanced
-Playable on any 'ukulele with a Low G string
-Learn to play these classic songs:
Ahe Lau Makani
Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai
Mauna Loa
Aloha `Oe
Ahe Lau Makani
`Ukulele Slack Key #1
He Aloha No'o Honolulu
Moana Chimes
Kimo's Slack Key
Hula Blues

and more!

Publication Date:
145642209X / 9781456422097
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Instruction & Study / Techniques

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