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SamWise
10-24-2008, 11:06 AM
I find slack key guitar interesting, but not enough to want to learn it (I have enough to deal with in the guitar tunings I use already!). Uke in altered tunings, however, sounds like good times! Who does this, and has some ideas for me? I know I could tune it to something based on a guitar tuning, but I'm interested in a tuning and techniques that are authentically Hawaiian.

Kanaka916
10-24-2008, 11:32 AM
Sam, I don't know if this helps any but give it a go. http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/search.php?searchid=249915

SamWise
10-24-2008, 11:48 AM
Thanks, but that was my first port of call. Lots of references to a song with Wahine in the title, mostly.

I did learn that a Wahine tuning is one with the major 7th of the chord in it. I also found some slack key ukulele lessons, but they were all about taro-patch, which is open g, which I already have a plenty good handle on from playing guitar.....

Kanaka916
10-24-2008, 12:11 PM
Have you seen this one (http://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?isbn=9781432706258)?

SamWise
10-24-2008, 12:21 PM
Now that's the guy who had the online lessons, but they all referred to open G. This is quite a passing interest at this point, so I'm not going to spend any money on a book, but it's worth noting for the future that this covers wahine tunings. Thanks!

berean_315
10-31-2008, 06:16 AM
See below for a link to his slack key ukulele CD. It mentions he plays in Open G (Taropatch), Wahine D, Wahine G and F.
http://cdbaby.com/cd/davidheaukulani

Below is a pdf chart of slack key tunings on guitar. May be able to convert to ukulele:
http://www.hawaiianslackkeyguitar.com/tunings-03.pdf

May also want to ask on the Taropatch website discussion forum. Uncle David normally frequents the site:
http://www.taropatch.net/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=13

Gerald

tHeDirTyJoHnSon
01-19-2009, 02:03 AM
I find slack key guitar interesting, but not enough to want to learn it (I have enough to deal with in the guitar tunings I use already!). Uke in altered tunings, however, sounds like good times! Who does this, and has some ideas for me? I know I could tune it to something based on a guitar tuning, but I'm interested in a tuning and techniques that are authentically Hawaiian.

Right on Bro. Slack Key has a facsinating history,, and is a style truely unique to the Hawaii Islands,, this traditional music nearly died out in the 30s-50s but has survived only just,,,,good to see discussion on the subject