This is a solo Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar piece composed by Keola Beamer depicting the starlight of the Milky Way (Ka Leileiona) as seen from the Island of Maui.

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Tempo: Moderate
  • Tuning: C Wahine or Keola's C
  • Length: 3:24
  • 51 Bars / 4 pages

Listed below are some of the techniques and concepts covered in this detailed lesson:

  • understanding and playing arpeggios
  • slides as important embellishments
  • bass notes supporting slides
  • harmonics
  • having fun and sharing

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Keola Beamer

Lesson Resources

Tuning: C Wahine "Keola's C" (C-G-D-G-B-E) (jump to lesson)

Tablature: PDF of Ka Leileiona

Lesson PDF: PDF of this lesson to print or save

Audio File: MP3 Audio of Ka Leileiona

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