White Sandy Beach Ukulele

by Joel Katz on 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 played. There are 4 beats between measure lines. A low G string will give you the correct sound and a repetitive picking pattern of strings 4321 will get you fairly close to the feel.White Sandy Beach uke FWhite Sandy Beach uke F


Wailuku Library Thursday August 20

by Joel Katz on August 15, 2015

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


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. http://www.mulligansontheblue.com. 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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjyfATnddzM&feature=youtu.be

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Cannon in D for Hawaiian Steel Guitar

July 30, 2014

I’ve had requests for this song for weddings so I decided to adapt it for Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Here is my first attempt. I’ll continue to develop some of the variations. The key of D opens up many possibilities for the bar pull offs you hear which really sound nice if you can let other […]

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A busy week for Steel guitar

June 30, 2014

I’m looking forward to a busy week of Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Come check me out at the public performances. Tonight, Hyatt Tihati Luau, Wednesday Mulligans, Thursday Ko at the Kea Lani, Wailuku First Friday, Saturday and Sunday at old Lahaina luau. George Kahumoku’s workshop week was fantastic and I recommend it to anyone who wants […]

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