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This is such a beautiful performance of Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani! You play the guitarlele with gorgeous tone and technique. You chickens seem to really enjoy the music as well. What a lovely setting for your performance!
Mahalo for sharing this mele.
Mahalo for sharing this beautiful song Jeff! Great to see you in your studio. That Santa Cruz guitar has a gorgeous sound.
Beautiful performance Joe! Mahalo for sharing this.
Mahalo John–it sounds amazing in the Taro Patch F tuning!
Thanks for the song suggestions. I wrote Haiku thinking of my childhood days in Upcountry Maui and friends I had on Kokomo Road as well as the Japanese Haiku poem which my grandfather wrote a book of. Five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables. The song was originally written for my duo with Riley Lee who plays the Japanese bamboo flute the Shakuhachi. It was an effort to blend Hawaiian manao with Japanese philosophy. I will work on a lesson for it. I had most of it written out then a hard drive crashed a few years ago about six hours into the transcription. Time to try again! I do have the music written out for Ku’u Lei Awapuhi from my recording of it. I would have to ask permission to transcribe and share music from the other artists you mentioned. All great songs!
Awesome Allan! I love your tone on the nylon string.
Nahenahe John! You maintained the feel of the song smoothly throughout and did a great job alternating bass while bringing out the melodies. Thank you so much for sharing this.
I can look to see if I have the original file for that song and will add chords. I can write them in if not. The are other versions of chords that can work to avoid stretches. I will go over that. Mahalo!
Yes! This is great Jeff. Beautiful arrangement and seamless transitions between songs. Thank you so much for sharing this.
Mahalo for tuning in to the concert Tony. I enjoyed it and will do more. I hope to see you Saturday at the live session at 9 am Hawaii Time. Here is a link if anyone needs it:
Beautiful arrangement Andy! Mahalo for sharing this
I used an ending in the video inspired by Sonny Chillingworth’s Hula Blues:
G C Cm | (G) Fmaj9/A F#maj9/A# Gmaj9/B | G
It is easier to think of as the typical F F# G ending with added major 7ths and 9ths to those three chords. They do not have roots in them and the G bass note can actually ring over all the chords. This is typical of Jazz as you mentioned. You could also think of those chords as Am7, A#m7(or Bbm7), and Bm7 but it is easier to simplify and just think of F F# G with nice chord extensions added. 6th chords and 6/9 chords are often used in Hawaiian music as well coming from Swing and Jazz music. Many steel guitar tunings have these notes as open strings.
Hope that helps! I would recommend memorizing the ending and try using it as an ending for other swing-inspired Hawaiian songs. I can demonstrate this in the next live session.
Mahalo for your question!
The video link you posted for Punahele is private. Can you change it to public or include a password? It would be great to see this!
Aloha Ivo, most phones have good recording setups and great video quality as well. I use the Voice Memo App on my iPhone for recording song and arrangement ideas. Give that a try if you have it.