Keanae on Hawaiian Steel Guitar

by Joel Katz on 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 low it is G  E  C  A   G   E.  Just shift things over by one string if you are in standard C6. I recommend Dennis Pavao’s version as a reference. There is also a demo on my website. Email me for the practice track I use with my class joel@joelkatzmaui.com. Enjoy

Keanae Hawaiian Steel Guitar Tablature

Keanae Hawaiian Steel Guitar Tablature


Fingerpicking 101

by Joel Katz on May 14, 2010

Fingerpicking tablature pattern

Here’s a quick lesson on fingerpicking. It’s actually quite simple, and with a little practice, you’ll sound great in no time.

The pattern goes like this: pinch strings 4 and 1, then pluck strings 3, then 2, then thumb the bass string, then pluck strings 1 and 3. Like this…