1. Ke Aloha - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar


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    I was charmed by "Ke Aloha" the first time I heard it, a sweet song of love and tenderness - "Come, relax in my embrace, my beloved sweetheart." I learned the basic arrangement from Patrick Landeza http://www.patricklandeza.com and have elaborated on it over the years. Recently a member of the Taropatch forum http://www.taropatch.net asked some advice on learning this song and it seemed to me that a video might help other slack key players who have this melody ringing in their head and would like to hear it come from their guitar. One of the features of the song is the use of the II7 chord (A7 in the key of G) in the second half of the melody - this bit of out-of-key harmony adds a charming Hawaiian flavor. As I played I visited the three most common II7 formations in taropatch tuning, the barre at the second fret, the four string shape at the fifth fret, and the "D7" shape placed under a barre at the seventh fret. This is the first video from the 2010 "Aloha Friday in Downtown Pleasant Hill" series. We've had a cold May and June, and I've had equipment problems, but things are warming up and I've got new gear to try. Even with the sunshine the winds were strong, so I couldn't use any microphones. The audio in this clip was captured from the K&K PWM pickup into a Zoom R16 recorder. Video was recorded on a Panasonic ZS3 for the facing shot and a Sanyo Xacti HD2000 for the side shot. I tweaked the audio in Reaper, and edited the video in Edius Neo 2.5. The Martin OM-18GE is tuned to taropatch G, D G D G B D from low to high. Please visit http://www.kaleponi.com for more music and video clips and information about my performances.

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        • KIPAHULU


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          One of my favorite Hawaiian mele such a heart-wrenching tune with full of emotions, like me! :)

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          • Jayna & Brandon's Wedding Day Highlights on Maui


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            Wedding Day Highlights produced by Maui's own Digital Audio Vision Directed by Jon Viloria. Music by C&K "About You"

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            • A Day of Culture and Art


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              Video and still image excerpts from a day-long celebration of Maui's diversity including entertainment and exibits held on the University of Hawaii's Maui campus Sunday, April 11, 2010.

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              • Hui Lanikila at Maui Mall


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                Hui Lanikila performs on Saturdays at 1 p.m. at the Maui Mall in Kahului Maui. Ernie Paiva is the music director, guitarist and lead singer.

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                • Ninipo - Hawaiian Slack Key for Valentine's Day


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                  According to http://www.huapala.org/Ni/Ninipo.html the authorship of "Ninipo" is uncertain. The song has been attributed to both King David Kalakaua and Queen Lili`uokalani. The author wove many threads into this brief song of two verses and a chorus, with references to Hawaiian myth, geography, botany, and ornithology. The meaning is clearly many layered, with only the author and perhaps a few confidantes knowing the "real" meaning. Whatever the layers, the poetry is rich and the song seems perfect for Valentine's Day, with the first line of the chorus: "Wooing, ever wooing with love." I first heard the song performed by Ledward Kaapana http://www.ledkaapana.com on his great "Black Sand" CD. My version is very much based on his. Composer/singer/guitarist Dennis Kamakahi performed the song as a vocal on his "Pua`ena" CD as well. We're enjoying a stay in magnificent Kailua, O`ahu, HI, and I shot this clip in "our" backyard. Our host works in stained glass, the opening title features one of his pieces. The guitar is an Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500M, tuned to taropatch, low to high D G D G B D. The face shot was taken with a Panasonic Lumix TS1, the closeup with a Flip Ultra HD. I recorded the audio on a Zoom H2, eq'ed in Adobe Audition 2 to reduce the wind noise, and added reverb using the Glaceverb plugin in Edius Neo Booster.

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                  • Cuidado


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                    This is a movie I made when I was really into dirty dancing, swayze, point break, and all of this great music.

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                    • Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua - Hawaiian Slack Key


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                      Pauoa Road intersects the Pali Highway near H1, and I often thought I should follow it up the valley because of the beautiful Emma Bush song, "Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua." I finally made the journey up Pauoa Road when I had a chance to meet with the great slack key scholar, performer, and teacher, Mr. Ozzie Kotani. http://www.ozziekotani.com/ I've learned so much from Ozzie starting with my first slack key piece, "Kani Ki Ho`alu" from his method book, "Play Guitar Hawaiian Style" and on through the years at workshops and from his videos. Naturally I'm far from the only student who has been inspired by Ozzie. His devotion to perpetuating slack key has paid off with many avid students added to those who will carry on the sweet sound. If you enjoy any of my performances and feel inspired to try your hand at slack key, and especially if you want to learn and play authentic ki ho`alu, you owe it to yourself to learn from Mr. Kotani, either in person or through his book and videos. This is another performance from my opening set at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse http://www.thefreight.org in Berkeley, CA. The headliner for this January 21, 2010 show was Ledward Kaapana, who appears briefly in the title shot. This clip is comprised of shots from three cameras and an audio track kindly provided by Allen Lam, the FOH engineer from heaven who often works at the Freight. http://www.allenlam.com I placed the Kodak Zi8 on the stage for the back and audience shot. The Sanyo Xacti HD2000 was halfway back in the house, at the mixing desk. And Tony Yamamoto http://www.yamamotoguitar.com/ shot my Lumix TS1 handheld from the front row. This is the first clip I've edited in the wonderful Edius Neo Booster NLE. It's handling the heavy compression of Panasonic AVCHD on my Lenovo X200 laptop with barely a stutter. I still have a lot to learn in all directions, but it's a lot more fun exploring in this environment than my previous PE7. The guitar is my faithful Kathy Wingert Model E http://www.wingertguitars.com with a B-Band AST pickup straight into the Freight's DI. The echo on the track was provided by the board and the room. The tuning is taropatch or open G: D G D G B D low to high. Please stop by http://www.kaleponi.com for news, links, and free music downloads.

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