slack-key


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slack-key

(slăk′kē′)
adj.
Of or being a style of Hawaiian popular music played by fingerpicking an acoustic guitar that has been tuned to any of various open chords.
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The work will feature a song composed by the last princess of Hawaii with slack-key guitar, a Newfoundland sea chantey, a traditional song of the Maori and an arrangement of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
There are 635 rooms, a pool, cultural activities, restaurants and an outdoor bar that offers both Mai Tai cocktails and performances of slack-key guitar music.
Slack-key guitarist Makana playing The Shedd on Friday
s Ukulele and Slack-Key Guitar Workshop, amateur musicians learn to strum on a Maui beach.
The other night, way past midnight, I could have sworn I heard the sound of a slack-key guitar.
He rocks with us in spirit whenever Aaron plays those Hawaiian, slack-key tunings on his SG.
The band hit the stage with the slick and rocking "Dangerous," and from there unfolded a set that contained blues, soul, Hawaiian slack-key guitar music, acoustic folk, Cajun influences and reams of singalong lyrics.
JoJoboy and co-producer Adam Capriccio's sample selection (everything from Islamic prayers to slack-key guitar loops to 1980's dance synths and bass drum hits), well-placed live instrumentation and tight vocal arrangements allow the musical backdrops to do justice to the density of their lyricism.
The slack-key music begins at 5:30, and the gentle melodies are calming at day's end.
There are Christmas songs both sacred and secular, recorded by a variety of guitarists skillful in the slack-key style.
The work will feature a song composed by the last Princess of Hawaii (Ka'iulani) with slack-key guitar, a Newfoundland sea chantey, a traditional song of the Maori (indigenous people of New Zealand) and an arrangement of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
Beamer is credited for reviving interest in Hawaiian slack-key guitar, or ki-hi'alu, in the 1970s, in part with his release of the album.