My Yellow Ginger Lei C6 High G Lap Steel

by Joel Katz on January 26, 2016

My Yellow Ginger Lei 6 hi G rev 3

Here is my revised version of My Yellow Ginger Lei. This is a beginner chart for a simple introduction to Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Note my High G Tuning. If you use standard C6 you could just shift all notes over one string. Email me if you need help. I also have a practice track, accompaniment ideas, and Hawaiian Style chord shapes.
My Yellow Ginger lei forms C6 Hi G

Beginner chord forms video link


An Evening of Hawaiian Steel Guitar

by Joel Katz on December 8, 2015

An Evening of Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Tuesday December 15. Kihei Library 6PM 1_revised_Joel_Katz_flyer_Kahului_public_library


White Sandy Beach Ukulele

October 7, 2015

This is the Iz version of this song. We were working on it in my ukulele class today at Maui college. There are a few variations in timing that Iz does that seem to throw people off when it is played. My song charts have measure lines that show you how many beats chords are […]

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Wailuku Library Thursday August 20

August 15, 2015

Thursday August 20, 6:30 PM, Wailuku Public Library. Library flyer

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar evening at Mulligans, Wednesday June 10, 6:30-8:30

June 7, 2015

I’ll be performing solo steel guitar this Wednesday at Mulligans Wailea. 6:30-8:30. No cover charge

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Playing Kihei 4th Friday and thoughts on Na Hoku Awards

May 22, 2015

I’ll be playing by the food trucks tonight at Kihei Fourth Friday. I am looking forward to the Na Hoku Hanohano awards tomorrow. Dania and I are going. My Adventures in Hawaiian Steel Guitar CD is a finalist in both jazz and audio engineering categories. My first CD “Hawaiian to Jazz” was also a finalist […]

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar at Mulligans Wailea

May 17, 2015

I will present an evening of Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. 6-8 PM Wednesday, May 20. My presentation will be a talk story on the history and technique of Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Music will include selections from my new CD, “Adventures in Hawaiian Steel Guitar”, along with traditional […]

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I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You, Lap Steel Lesson revised

April 30, 2015

This classic song is actually pretty easy to play, even around the minor chords. The melody harmonizes in two notes nicely out of home base and the bridge at the 4 and 5 chord position.I revised this chart on May 2, 2015 after my class worked out some better notes and positions. Enjoy! My students […]

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Review of my new CD in the Maui News by Jon Woodhouse

March 20, 2015

Many thanks to Jon Woodhouse for his wonderful review of my new “Adventures in Hawaiian Steel Guitar” CD. I think Jon really grasped what I am doing musically on this project and expressed some of the interesting points in our phone conversation. This was in the Maui Scene in the Maui News Thursday, March 19. […]

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Here Comes the Sun Ukulele demo

August 21, 2014

Here’s a demo for a wedding that I just did. I may make a tablature for this for my class.

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