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Bishop Museum Classes 2014

Hālau Mele Hawai‘i ‘O Pahinui (Pahinui School of Hawaiian Music) features monthly instruction in Kīhō‘alu or slack key guitar at the Bishop Museum.

Classroom is located in the Hawaiian Sports Hall of Fame exhibit. Everyone is welcome. Just bring your guitar and be ready to kanikapila. There are two sessions per night beginning at 4:30 and 6:00pm.

Bishop Museum Classes 2014

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 14
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 14
  • August 9 GPWK (HMHoP Students perform)
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15 Year End Kanikapila and Potluck

Sessions are taught in the kanikapila style, Nana ka maka; ho‘olohe ka pepeiao -watch with the eyes, and listen with the ears. Thus one learns. This traditional method provides the perfect instruction to this rich tradition. Students of all levels learn at their own speed as they are guided through simple exercises and solos to create the “slack key” sound. Slack key can be played on any guitar, acoustic or electric. The term refers to both the musical style and the myriad ways the instrument is tuned. I teach several traditional tunings and focus on those that originated in my family particularly the C tuning. In addition, you’ll learn the use of vibrato, harmonics, slurs, harmonies in thirds and sixths, legato playing and other musical ideas that have helped create a distinctive guitar sound. This lush finger-picking style will add new sounds and flavors to your entire repertoire.

I will supply you with the cord charts and song sheets we will use. Students must bring their own guitar.

 

He‘eia lesson.

Bishop Museum Classes 2013

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou!

 

Aloha and Hauol’i Makahiki Hou to all our friends and fans. We hope you have a wonderful 2013.

Here is the schedule for the Bishop Museum Slack Key Classes for the Year. Everyone is welcome. If you want to join us just show up at 4:30 or 6:00pm ready to kanikapila. Discount if you attend both.

 

Bishop Museum Classes 2013

  • January 14
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 10 GPWK (HMHoP Students perform)
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 14
  • November 18
  • December 16
Halau Mele Hawaii O Pahinui

Hālau Mele Hawai‘i ‘o Pahinui

Pahinui School of Hawaiian Music

Educational Programs and Workshops

In 2007, we expanded our instructional programs to establish Halau Mele Hawai‘i O Pahinui (Pahinui School of Hawaiian Music).

The program features group and private instruction in Kiho‘alu or slack key guitar, steel guitar, ukulele, song selection and composition, and the making and playing of ancient Hawaiian instruments.

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