08/17/2019 at 11:53 am #12841
I very much enjoyed today’s video workshop, mahalo to you, Jeff!
It was nice to “meet” everyone via video. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area (up in San Rafael) if anyone else is in the Bay Area maybe we can connect to play together.
Andy Shaw08/17/2019 at 4:30 pm #12846Tony MendesParticipant
Agree. It is a great opportunity and really informative. I know we pay to have access to this remarkable resource but this seems like a bonus and only adds to the enjoyment of this music and bigger appreciation of Jeff’s talents.
Phoenix, AZ08/18/2019 at 12:07 am #12847JPHappoParticipant
Mahalo to Jeff and everybody, I enjoyed lesson too and to meet people. In Finland I’m the only one to play Kihoalu as far as I know… Here’e a link to my Website: https://jphappo.webnode.fi/08/18/2019 at 2:13 pm #12854Jim CunninghamParticipant
Was there an announcement for the video workshop that I missed?
Was this recorded or archived?08/18/2019 at 2:21 pm #12855
Jeff asked us to try finding a melody in the 7th position and share it with everyone. This is my try. I’ve been playing Hawaiian tunes with a group of ukelele players and singers this summer. One of our favorites is an old song called “Lahaina Luna”. I sat down and worked out the melody in 7th position, as Jeff showed us yesterday. Here’s a Youtube video:
This is rough, I stumble here and there but I wanted to share what I had and get Jeff’s (and others’) feedback. Working my way through the tune was a lot of fun. I didn’t stay strictly in 7th position, there are a few spots where I drop down or move up where it felt natural and/or the melody required it. Let me know what you think! (And post your own take at a tune!)
Mahalo, Andy08/18/2019 at 4:01 pm #12857Ivo GarzaParticipant
Andy that was great! what do you use to record? I tried recording a song through the computer and it sounded like I was playing a plastic banjo.08/18/2019 at 4:24 pm #12858
My Martin guitar has a Fishman pickup and DSP built in, so I bought a $29 doodad to connect it to my computer via the USB interface. It’s a Behringer Guitar Link, UC6102:
This is the first time I’ve actually used it. I think that I can get better sound out of it once I figure it out a bit better, but this is definitely much better than I got trying to capture my guitar’s sound via the computer’s built-in microphone.
Andy08/18/2019 at 4:36 pm #12859
I just clicked through to your website and listened to your arrangement of Aloha Oe. It is absolutely beautiful!! You really have a wonderful sound, very nahenahe.
Everyone — go check him out. He is amazing!
Andy08/18/2019 at 10:08 pm #12862JeffKeymaster
Aloha everyone! I really enjoyed our first live lesson and look forward to more. I will send a link for the next one soon.
Andy–great job finding the melody for Lahaina Luna in 7th position with some nice shifts to 5th position for some of the G chords, 9th position for the A7 chord and 10th position for the D7 at the end of the B section. Great A7 to D7 vamp with the “side slipping” G6 chord at the end. Fantastic! I like the walk down to the C chord in the B section of the song playing the 8th fret on 2, 7th on 2, 10th on 3(for G7) resolving to the 9th fret for the C chord in 8th position. Nice C, Cm, and G chords as well towards the end. The melody falls perfectly in that position and you found nice voicing for each chord. Try it with a metronome under tempo to lock the rhythms and swing feel in. I like setting the metronome twice as slow and counting on 2 and 4. This is challenging but great for swing feel.
Mahalo for sharing this and for all your efforts!08/25/2019 at 1:53 pm #12917CurtisParticipant08/25/2019 at 2:08 pm #1291810/26/2019 at 1:48 pm #13406Jeffrey StoreyParticipant
Hello Everyone –
I wanted to introduce myself to the group – my name is Jeff Storey and I’m really enjoying Jeff’s amazing teaching. I look forward to getting to know everyone. I’ve been working on a few songs and will post something soon. Really enjoyed today’s session and look forward to experimenting with the ideas we discussed. A little about me: I live in Santa Monica, CA, love guitar and really fell in love with slack key guitar this summer while visiting Hawai’i for the first time.
Anyhow it is great to be a part of folks learning slack key. Thank you Jeff for this great experience!
– Jeff10/28/2019 at 6:20 pm #13423
Welcome to the group, Jeff! I’ll look forward to seeing something of your playing. I’m in California, too, but up in the SF Bay Area. I was not able to attend this recent session but will take a look at the recording so I can see what I missed.
San Rafael CA
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