Here at Mike’s Guitar Talk, it’s all about the guitar. One of the beautiful forms of guitar playing is Hawaiian Slack Key. Normally, Slack Key guitar is considered a well kept secret, but in recent years the form has spread around the world and been popularized by famous Hawaiian players. Two such players are Ledward Kaapana and Ray Kane. Please for give me if I haven’t spelled or punctuated the names correctly, as I am not from the islands. I do have an appreciation for the music and stylistic playing of a good Hawaiian Slack Key guitarist. I shared two videos below, one from each of these guitarists, that I hope you’ll find interesting, inspiring and educational.
Ledward Kaapana has helped popularize Hawaiian Slack Key guitar around the world. See him during one of his performances below at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87S3cUdiX-g.
Another one of the great slack key guitarists is a man by the name of Ray Kane. Ray put together a series of videos that offer some of the back story behind Hawaiian Slack Key guitar and some nice examples. Check out one of these lessons at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vk1kKrXx6I.
I hope you enjoyed listening to and learning about Hawaiian Slack Key guitar. There are many more great examples of top notch slack key guitarists if you’re interested in learning more about the beautiful style. Subscribe now to Mike’s Guitar Talk to learn more about other styles of guitar playing.
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