kbeamer.com > Instruction > Advanced Realm > This Lesson This is a famous song both in Hawaiʻi and Japan. It has been featured on the Channel 2 Nightly News in Hawaiʻi for over 40 years. I AM NOT KIDDING. As of this writing in December 2020, they are still playing it! If you are in Hawaiʻi you can check it… Read More
kbeamer.com > Instruction > Advanced Realm > This Lesson When I was growing up in the little town of Waimea on the island of Hawai’i, we would saddle our horses in the late afternoon and go down to the post box to get my grandfather’s “Hilo Tribune” newspaper. The old man’s driveway was 4 miles long. On the way home,… Read More
kbeamer.com > Instruction > Advanced Realm > This Lesson A few years back, I owned a fishing boat. I’d take my Maui friends out in the morning, just as the sun was coming up. We’d run the boat at fairly high speed and head off towards the deep sea fishing grounds off the ledge of the back-side of the island… Read More
kbeamer.com > Instruction > Advanced Realm > This Lesson Tuning: Keola’s C or C Wahine Tuning (CGDGBE)Level: Advanced Introduction This is a beautiful piece written by Madeline Kaululehuaohaili Lam. Maddy was a Hawaiian artist, born in 1910 and deceased in 1985. From 1930 to 1980 she had a varied musical career and was active as songwriter, producer, pianist and singer.… Read More
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In this medley, I pay tribute to the compositional genius of my great-grandmother, Helen Kapuailohia Desha Beamer (1881-1952). She is the musical backbone of the Beamer family. Tuning: Keola's C.… Read More
I created this arrangement in 1971 going for a soulful feel that honors the subject and mood of the song. Because this song has such importance to our culture, I’ve included the lyrics for your study, prepared by my brother, Kaliko Beamer Trapp. Tuning used is Keola’s C or C Wahine (C-D-G-B-D-E) in the key of G.
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