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UkeInTW
10-04-2017, 05:04 AM
Wow, great sounding uke by Chuck Moore. Wondering if anyone knows the Hawaiian song that Led Kaapana was playing on the MB uke that is up for auction now on HMS. And any tabs around would be the 2nd question? Really enjoyed that song, the playing by Led and the MB uke. Would love to try to learn how to play it. Thanks

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
10-05-2017, 08:11 AM
For those wondering what song you're talking about it can be found here:

https://www.theukulelesite.com/auction-moore-bettah-hokule-a-spruce-milo-tenor-17.html

It is "Hokule'a Star of Gladness" made popular by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's rendition here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWkKAQxe2mc

It is a very simple song in it's most basic form. Of course you add bends, slides, hammers that Led used in his slack key version you wind up with something quite a bit more complex. At first listening you might not even recognize it as the same song. This is the artistry of a musician in it's highest form; taking a song in it's most basic form and interpreting it in the style of the musician. And Led is a master at that.

Here are tabs for the original version:

http://www.kahua51.org/Music/Volume5/StarOfGladness-IZ.pdf

UkeInTW
10-06-2017, 10:31 PM
For those wondering what song you're talking about it can be found here:

https://www.theukulelesite.com/auction-moore-bettah-hokule-a-spruce-milo-tenor-17.html

It is "Hokule'a Star of Gladness" made popular by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's rendition here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWkKAQxe2mc

It is a very simple song in it's most basic form. Of course you add bends, slides, hammers that Led used in his slack key version you wind up with something quite a bit more complex. At first listening you might not even recognize it as the same song. This is the artistry of a musician in it's highest form; taking a song in it's most basic form and interpreting it in the style of the musician. And Led is a master at that.

Here are tabs for the original version:

http://www.kahua51.org/Music/Volume5/StarOfGladness-IZ.pdf

Thanks Chuck. That latest MB uke sure sounded nice. Love the sound. And agree, I really enjoy Led's artistry.