This is my new format for steel guitar lessons in my college class. I show melody, notation, and the bottom line is a tablature for an accompaniment idea.her’s an example of the lovely Akaka Falls.Akaka+Falls+Full+lyrics+2

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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


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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June 5, 2014

Here’s tablature and a Demo of my lesson for Miloli’i for lap steel. Contact me for chord shapes for vocal accompanymentMilolii lyrics and Tab C6 Hi G(2) Audio demo for Miloli’i      ©

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Keanae on Hawaiian Steel Guitar

May 20, 2014

Keanae positions and Tab This is a Fun and fairly simple song I did in my Hawaiian Steel Guitar class this semester. I show the melody in tablature and also some positions to accompany the vocal. We use a C6 tuning with a High G string, a very versatile tuning for Hawaiian music. High to […]

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Puamana Hawaiian Steel Guitar Lesson

January 8, 2014
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I’ll be doing quite a bit more work on my steel guitar lessons. I am going to teach in a C6 tuning with a High G string. This tuning has an advantage over the standard C6 tuning, in my opinion, for accompaniment and chord solos for Hawaiian style. You can adapt this to a standard C6 […]

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MY Spring 2014 classes

November 26, 2013

I would like to promote some of the classes I will be teaching at Maui College in the Spring Semester beginning January 13. These are accredited college courses and anyone can take them! They are a great value at around $200 for 40 hours of instruction. Call me for details 808-280-0722 and http://maui.hawaii.edu/?s=prospective&p=applynow My classes […]

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow Lap Steel

July 28, 2013

Here’s a version of Somewhere over the Rainbow that I have been working on for Lap Steel. The tablature paper is for my 8 string tuning, but if you look at it I only used the middle 6 strings which is a standard C6. Enjoy Rainbow web demo July 2013 Somewhere Over the Rainbow 6 […]

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Lahainaluna Tablature for Steel Guitar

July 8, 2013

I just finished this tablature for Lahainaluna for my Saturday Steel Guitar class. I will keep sharing these lessons with any one who is interested. I will post a video demo soon. This one is in C6 tuning with a high G. It makes it way easier in my opinion.Lahainaluna High G C6

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E Naughty Naughty Mai Nei, Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar Lesson

July 3, 2013

I just finished a new tablature for my Hawaiian Steel Guitar class. It is short and fun. This lesson outlines some shapes for the classic 6, 2 5 progressions in Hawaiian music. mp3 audio references are in my lesson dropbox. email me for info.Here is the tab in PDF E Naughty Naughty Mai Nei Here […]

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