26 tracks recorded by Kalama's Quartet (in both its quartet and quintet phases) between 1927-1932, as well as a 1935 recording attributed to Mike Hanapi. Varying in approach from folk balladry to uptempo jazz and hillbilly-flavored numbers, it's ebullient music that's most distinctive when the steel guitars are to the fore. The group also varied their vocal arrangements, but are most noted for the numbers featuring sweet falsetto vocals, such as the Hawaiian standard "Wahine Ui." It not only embodies some of the best attributes of vintage Hawaiian music, but also contains clear seeds of a high, pining sound that would be echoed by such later country and pop singers as Roy Orbison and Marty Robbins.
Get the real Hawaiian steel guitar sound! This lesson for guitarists, Dobro, lap steel and pedal steel players covers bar techniques, hand positions, scale patterns, Hawaiian tunings, vibrato, harmonic “chimes” and more. Bob stresses the importance of using palm harmonics and explains some incredible secrets for getting sounds up and down the neck. You’ll learn to play four Hawaiian classics Mai Kai No Kauai; Maui Chimes; Moana Chimes; Uhe, Uhene and grasp how this music has profoundly influenced today’s bluegrass, country, Western swing, jazz and Tex-Mex styles.
One of the most exciting and accomplished players in ki ho'alu (slack key) guitar gives a lesson for novices as well as advanced players in the slack key style. He teaches instrumentals encompassing both quiet, beautiful melodies and rip-roaring showstoppers with lightning-fast licks and fancy picking.
For many years Hawaiian Dictionary has been the definitive and authoritative work on the Hawaiian language. Now this indispensable reference volume has been enlarged and completely revised. More than 3,000 new entries have been added to the Hawaiian-English section bringing the total number of entries to almost 30,000, and making it the largest and most complete of any Polynesian dictionary.