George Kahumoku, Jr., Hawaii’s Renaissance Man, introduces you to Slack Key ‘Ukulele in this 73-minute split/screen video. Starting with the basics, George touches on the ‘ukulele and its accessories and then turns to the basic tuning in Slack Key C and the appropriate picking patterns, basic chords and chord shapings. He includes Hawaiian music techniques such as the walk up, harmonics, droning, the Hawaiian turnaround, brush technique, and song endings. Along the way, George teaches you songs which demonstrate these techniques.
• Meleana Ē (by Francis Samuel Ka`a`a)
• I’ll Remember You (Words & music by Kuiokalani Lee)
• E Lei E (traditional)
• Kamakani, Blowing Wind (George Kahumoku, Jr.)
• White Sandy Beach (Mountain Apple is the publisher)
• Dad’s Slack Key (George Kahumoku, Jr.)
• Henehene Kou ‘Aka (traditional)