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Where can I find Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar sheet music and teachers?

Online Resources:


bullet Lessons Online: Slack Key Guitar With Keola Beamer
bullet Keola Beamer offers online courses in beginner and intermediate slack key guitar.
bullet Learn To Play Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
bullet by Keola Beamer (book / CD)
bullet http://www.slackkey.net
bullet Resources for slack key players and students
bullet http://www.taropatch.net and http://www.taropatch.net/learn.htm
bullet The Taropatch Network: An online community dedicated to Hawaiian slack key guitar & `ukulele
bullet http://www.fretplay.com
bullet Guitar and Bass TABs for various artists.
bullet If you search for Keola Beamer you will find a TAB for 'E Kuu Morning Dew'
bullet If you search for Ledward Kaapana, you will find a TAB for 'Whee Ha Swing'

 Traditional Resources:


Correspondance Lessons from Ron Loo -- Write to:

Pila Nahenahe

Purchasing Dept.

47-523 Alawidi Street

Kaneohe, HI.  96744



Correspondance Lessons from Hal Kinnaman:

Hal has a few intro-level books and tapes.  Hal also does advanced private correspondance lessons by audio tape.

Hal Kinnaman

C/O Slack Key Productions

P.O. Box 635

Kalaheo, HI.  96741


If you are ever in Kauai, give Hal a call at 808-335-0322 and tell him Ben Diamond sent you!



Ozzie Kotani's Instruction Method for Slack Key "Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style: Ki Ho'alu"

Ron Loo: "A Slack Key Notebook" Vols 1, 2, & 3

Keaola Beamer: "First Method for Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar"

Ray Kane: "Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar"

Leonard Kwan: "Slack Key Instruction Book"

All Above Available from:

Harry's Music Store

3457 Waialae Ave.

Honolulu, HI  96816


Write to Al at Harry's and ask him for a price list for the above or for anything Slack Key. The folks at Harry's are wonderful!




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