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Postby Caevan O'Sh!te » September 2nd, 2005, 11:47 am

Steinar, thanks for that link to "Kaluana o Hilo Hanakahi"; what a cool tune!

I'll have to check out "Hapa Haole Hula Girl" now. (How can you go wrong, with a title like that?) :wink: 8)

O.K., just listened to it a few times; great stuff! I think there's sand between my toes and happy-love in my eyes now! :lol: D@mn, he could play! 8) :!:

Thanks also for the very informative Hawaiian Guitar primer. Is this the same as "slack-key", or is that more of a fretted style?
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Postby dogbite » September 2nd, 2005, 11:56 am

slack key is the jargon they used to describe open tuning.
ie; tuning slack from standard.
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Postby Caevan O'Sh!te » September 2nd, 2005, 12:02 pm

dogbite wrote:"slack key is the jargon they used to describe open tuning.
ie; tuning slack from standard."


O.K., so, when speaking in the context of Hawaiian Island music, "Slack Key" just means any Hawaiian musical style using Open-tuned/detuned guitars, whether slide, steel, or fretted?
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Postby Steinar Gregertsen » September 2nd, 2005, 12:55 pm

Caevan O'Sh!te wrote:O.K., so, when speaking in the context of Hawaiian Island music, "Slack Key" just means any Hawaiian musical style using Open-tuned/detuned guitars, whether slide, steel, or fretted?


Mmmnnnnnnjjjaaaa..well... not exactly. It refers to a special style of guitar playing that is typical of the Hawaiian Islands, usually performed on regular (often nylon stringed) guitars tuned down to some open tuning (often the low-bass - or "taro patch" - G tuning).

Unless I am totally mistaken, but that NEVER happens anymore..... :wink:

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Postby moedecker » September 2nd, 2005, 1:52 pm

great mp3's :!:
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Postby tstrahle » July 28th, 2012, 9:07 pm

To get a Hawaiian sound to my lap steel I tune it either E6 Tuning - EBEG#C#E or D6 Tuning DADF#BD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n49BGBU9_B0
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