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 Song
Tuning
Contributor / Notes
     

 

Lovely Hula Girl
Fall 2007 Newsletter

C6
(CEGACE)
(lo-hi)
Tab: John Ely
Audio: L.T. Zinn Thanks L.T!

 

Hoi Mai Malihini
Spring 2007 Newsletter

C6
(CEGACE)
(lo-hi)
Tab: John Ely
Audio: L.T. Zinn... Thanks L.T!

 

Rainbows Over Paradise
Fall 2006 Newsletter

Leavitt
C#-E-G-Bb-C-D
(lo-hi)

Tab: John Ely
Audio: Mike Ihde

Another great tune courtesy of Mike Ihde and John Ely.  See below for more details.

 

White Ginger Blossoms
Summer 2006 Newsletter

Leavitt
C#-E-G-Bb-C-D
(lo-hi)

Tab: John Ely    Audio: Mike Ihde

Thank you John Ely for tabbing this arrangement and thank you Mike Ihde for the fine audio recording. Mike has instructional material available for the Leavitt tuning. The CD "A Different Slant" with 10 Jazz standards is $15 including, "Tenderly," "Moonlight In Vermont," "Misty", "When You Wish Upon A Star" and more.  The TAB/music book of those 10 tunes plus a CD of play along tracks is $15. 70 more arrangements of Hawaiian and Jazz tunes are available for $3 each. Ask for a complete list and Mike will e-mail or snail mail it to you. Shipping is free. 

Send check or money order to: 
Mike Ihde
68 Houston Ave.

Milton, MA 02186

contact   617-320-6569

 

 

Leavitt Tuning Quickstart
Summer 2006 Newsletter

Leavitt
C#-E-G-Bb-C-D
(lo-hi)

Tab: John Ely
Audio: Mike IhdeF, C7th playing positions. Intro in F.  Leavitt tuning.  See above for details.

 

Mrs. Puff's Boating School March
Spring 2006 Newsletter

C6
(CEGACE)
(lo-hi)
Tab: Craig S. Prior
Thank you Craig for your excellent job tabbing this fun to play song. Try for a polka, bouncy feeling when playing this song.

 

The One Rose
Spring 2006 Newsletter

C#m
(EBEG#C#E)
(lo-hi)

Audio: Bruce Clarke    Tab: John Ely

Dick McIntire solo from Cumquat Records CQCD-2765 "In Waikiki."

Thank you John Ely for tabbing the solo.

 

Hawaiian Wedding Song
Fall 2005 Newsletter

 

C6

Audio: Chuck Lettes

Tab: John Ely

Chuck Lettes, Rickenbacker FryPan tuned (FGACEG, lo-hi). Jim Stalhut - Guitar.  Barbara Stalhut - Bass.

 

Pa'ahana
Spring 2005 Newsletter

E and C6

Audio: Bruce Clarke
Tab: John Ely

Dick McIntire solo from Cumquat Records CQCD-2765 "In Waikiki."

Thank you, John, for tabbing in both E and C6.

 

 

Nuages
Fall 2004 Newsletter

See Notes
Chuck Lettes
contact
Chuck Lettes, Rickenbacker FryPan tuned (FGACEG, lo-hi), Band-In-A-Box accompaniment.

This song was written by the famous Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt.  Django recorded it numerous times during his career and it is easily found on CD reissues.

 

Blue Hawaii - Easy
Summer 2004 Newsletter

Standard Guitar
(EADGBE)
Gerald Ross

This rhythm guitar lesson was originally presented as a free workshop at the 2003 HSGA Joliet Convention by Gerald Ross. 

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Blue Hawaii - Advanced
Summer 2004 Newsletter

Standard Guitar
(EADGBE)
Gerald Ross
contact

See above.

 

Twelfth St. Rag 2nd Chorus
Summer 2004 Newsletter

C#m
(E,B,E,G#,C#,E)
(lo to hi)

Bruce Clarke

See above.

 

Twelfth St. Rag 1st Chorus
Spring 2004 Newsletter

C#m
(E,B,E,G#,C#,E)
(lo to hi)

Bruce Clarke

A 1930's recording of Hawaiian steel guitar great Sol Hoopii.