Monthly Archives: January 2012

Grammy Concert – Manhattan Beach

SoCal slack key fans are looking forward to the Grammy Concert in Manhattan Beach this Saturday (Feb 4), featuring George Kahumoku Jr., Tia Carerre and Daniel Ho, Jim “Kimo” West, and Keoki Kahumoku.  For more information about the concert, check … Continue reading

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Guitar Toolkit

I ran into Jim “Kimo” West at the SoCal Slack Key Festival in Redondo Beach on Sunday, and he turned me on to a great app for the iPhone and iPad (not sure if it’s available for Android phones as … Continue reading

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SoCal Slack Key Festival

By all accounts, Sunday’s SoCal Slack Key Festival at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center was a great success. Major props to Mitch Chang, the show’s producer, for not only putting together a great show, but also for finding ways … Continue reading

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Getting Started

A few years back, even before I had heard much about slack key guitar, I developed an interest in modal tunings for the five-string banjo.  With a decent background in music theory, I could figure out chord positions at various … Continue reading

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