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Haumana: A Student's Journey Through Hawaiian Music and Steel Guitar #5
Chord Structures
July 28, 2017 • Steve Tylka • Education

I'd like to continue our discussion on chord structure in this article. The most common chord found [...]

Haumana: A Student's Journey Through Hawaiian Music and Steel Guitar
Tunings
September 20, 2017 • Steve Tylka • Education

After reading my last few articles I'm sure you're wondering, "Why do you need to understand [...]

Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer?
Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer?
February 22, 2018 • Addison Ching • Education

Many aspiring lap steel guitarists start off with a metallic standard stainless steel or chromed [...]

Haumana: A Student's Journey Through Hawaiian Music and Steel Guitar
Recording Your Music: Home Recording Basics
March 19, 2018 • Steve Tylka • Education

It was recently brought to my attention that many Steel Guitar players have questions regarding [...]

Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer?
Tone Bars: Stainless or Polymer? Part II
May 2, 2018 • Addison Ching • Education

Some players claim that stainless steel bars have a better sustain than polymer bars. "A myth," [...]

Peering Through the Eyes of a 10-year Old Musician
Peering Through the Eyes of a 10-year Old Musician
June 8, 2018 • Tai Misailidis • Education, Entertainment

Tai Misailidis is a budding steel guitarist, although she is not very public about it. Perhaps 10-year [...]

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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 9-14, 2018
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
September 7-9, 2018 - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
February 16, 2019 (tentative) - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD (tentative) - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
TBD - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
TBD - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe

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