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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." New this year, the concert choir will divide into smaller groups and sing selections from the Solo & Ensemble Festival.
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.
At George Kahumoku Jr.'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. There is no radio in my room and my gadgets were all off.
Recorded in Maui, Hawai'i, the island's post-colonial history serves as a backdrop for a number of tracks, most notably the deceptively sing-songy lament "Hawai'ian Love Song." ("That Haole/ he all sentimental, he all inter-continental/ he all thinkin' everybody mental who don't want a border/ Borders Bookstore/ built over their bones/ Hawai'i/ The lovers the dreamers and Elvis so blue/ pineapples are native/ and the labor is too.") 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.
Think slack-key guitar. This guy's pretty good at it.
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." New this year, the concert choir will divide into smaller groups and sing selections from the Solo & Ensemble Festival.
On tap: slack-key guitar by Paul Prince, an lomilomi massage station by Talicia Brown, Whirled Pies pizza and Hawaiian food by Everyday Kine Grindz, and a sale of traditional crafts, such as carved gourds and lauhala bean plant fiber weavings.
"We are known for slack-key guitar, which is appropriate," Hemmings writes of the spirit of aloha.
Head out beneath a moonless sky filled with stars and streaked silver by the Milky Way, the sound of slack-key guitar fading into the night.
Flanagan was a New Jersey kid more than 30 years ago when he heard slack-key guitar played by Hawaiian music legend Gabby Pahinui.
Landeza is a leading performer of Hawaiian slack-key guitar, a news release says.