This forum is a way for you to connect with other students and musicians to share your ideas and inspiration on Hawaiian music and slack key guitar. Let’s start with a discussion on the Open G Taro Patch Tuning. Feel free to create your own topics. Have fun!
WOW! The “Right Hand Exercises” lesson in the beginning Taro batch tuning is a right hand workout! Planning to take more time on this lesson than the previous ones.
Yep, that Right Hand Exercise can be a handful. In terms of the slack key tuning, I like how Taro Patch sounds so nice, but also shares the tuning of 3 strings next to each other (D G B) with “standard” tuning. There are also quite a few songs out there in Taro Patch tuning.
I’ve made several of the exercises part of my daily practice routine — even just 5-10 minutes a day and I’m noticing improvement.
I think of the scale shapes on the high strings as just being stretched-out on the 1st string by 2 frets, which makes it easier to remember for me coming from the ‘ukulele — it’s the same shapes as the C-major scale there, just moving the notes on 1 string.
A hui hou,
Can some one tell me why late Cyril Pahinui has said that Taropatch is for beginners? I feel it’s kinda “standard tuning” in Kihoalu but I love other tunings as well. The Deep See 6th string is my favorite!
Aloha Jeff, this post is related to one of your songs in Drop C tuning. What was your inspiration for the song Ua Lanipili? It’s such a festive, happy and lively song. For me, it makes me think of great times hanging out on the beach with friends. It was a little tricky at first though really fun to play once I got the knack of it. Mahalo, Mike Gulino
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