Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

[wpspoiler name=”Watch Ledward Kaapana perform I Kona” open=”true” style=”aatw-video”][/wpspoiler] —SLACK-KEY GUITAR: an acoustic, fingerstyle style that arose as a low-key, island-based genre and only since the 1970s has it become well known worldwide. The name “slack key” comes from the practice of the guitarist’s loosening, or making “slack” the strings of a guitar until together they play a single chord. [National Geographic tells us about slack key guitar music | Watch slack key guitar masters LEDWARD KAAPANA and GEORGE KAHUMOKU play this distinctly mellow kind of music.

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