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The Art of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar by Stacy Phillips (Book + Online Audio)

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The Art of Hawaiian Steel Guitar by Stacy Phillips

This book is an excellent study of the history and unique musical stylings of the Hawaiian guitar. Stacy Phillips successfully pinpoints the characteristics of Hawaiian guitar solos. A special feature is the inclusion of a superb historical survey of Hawaiian music. Written in tablature only, in a variety of authentic tunings. DeWitt "Scotty" Scott comments: "There are two types of Hawaiian music, the 'authentic' style and the 'tourist' style. Stacy is presenting the 'authentic' style and this is much needed to keep the Hawaiian music alive."

This course includes many pages of articles about the history of the instrument with vintage photos. Many of the songs include a discussion about their unique features. The tablature is fairly detailed as it captures the nuances of advanced techniques. This course is as good as they come!

156 page book + online audio available

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