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 Song
Tuning
Contributor / Notes
Fall 2007
Lovely Hula Girl

C6
(CEGACE)
(lo-hi)

Tab: John Ely
Audio: L.T. Zinn Thanks L.T!

Spring 2007
Hoi Mai Malihini

C6
(CEGACE)
(lo-hi)

Tab: John Ely
Audio: L.T. Zinn... Thanks L.T!

Fall 2006
Rainbows Over Paradise

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.

Summer 2006
White Ginger Blossoms

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
Summer 2006
Leavitt Tuning Quickstart

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.

Spring 2006
Mrs. Puff's Boating
School March

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.
Spring 2006
The One Rose

 

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.

Fall 2005
Hawaiian Wedding Song

 

C6

Audio: Chuck Lettes

Tab: John Ely

Chuck Lettes, Rickenbacker FryPan tuned (FGACEG, lo-hi). Jim Stalhut - Guitar.  Barbara Stalhut - Bass.
Spring 2005
Pa'ahana
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.

Fall 2004
Nuages
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.

Summer 2004
Blue Hawaii - Easy
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. 

visit
Summer 2004
Blue Hawaii - Advanced
Standard Guitar
(EADGBE)
Gerald Ross
contact

See above.
Summer 2004
Twelfth St. Rag 2nd Chorus
C#m
(E,B,E,G#,C#,E)
(lo to hi)

Bruce Clarke

See above.
Spring 2004
Twelfth St. Rag 1st Chorus
C#m
(E,B,E,G#,C#,E)
(lo to hi)

Bruce Clarke

A 1930's recording of Hawaiian steel guitar great Sol Hoopii.
Winter 2010-11 - Leihuanani
  Coming soon!
Summer 2010 - Swing Riff   Coming soon!
Winter 2009-2010 - My Island Paradise (C6th)  Coming soon!
Fall 2009 Hawaiian Paradise (C6th) Coming soon!
Summer 2009 - Blue Lei (C6th) Coming soon!
Spring 2009 - Pohai Kealoha (C13th) Coming soon!
Winter 2008-2009 - Moana (C6th)
Coming soon!
Fall 2008 - Panhandle Rag (C6th) Coming soon!
Summer 2008 - Flower Lei (C6th) Coming soon!
Winter 2007-2008 - Coconut Grove (C6th) Coming soon!
Summer 2007 - The Hukilau Song (C6th) Coming soon!
Winter 2006-2007 - O Little Town of Bethlehem/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (C6th) Coming soon!