Ozzie Kotani: Ki Ho`alu Vol. 1 - DVD

Ozzie Kotani

Copyright Year(s): 2007
Format: DVD
Price: $0.00

Track List & Samples

(Tracks with sample are bold.)
  1. Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua
  2. Kani Ki Ho`alu
  3. Molehu
  4. Awiwi
  5. Kaula Ili
  6. Maika`i Ka Makani o Kohala

Album Notes

OZZIE KOTANI: KI HO`ALU VOL. 1 will be a treasured DVD resource to interested and curious guitarists of all fingerstyles.

Slack key artist Ozzie Kotani reveals in depth how he plays the unique Hawaiian guitar style known as ki ho`alu (slack key). In his refined teaching style, Ozzie demonstrates the fundamentals of the folk tradition in the Taro Patch Tuning, offering extensive hints, options and suggestions. Explore ki ho`alu at your own pace with Ozzie as he brings you into the tradition with a focused process and compositions that springboards the viewer into playing slack key. Then, progress to higher levels as Ozzie demonstrates his emphasis on gaining a sense of ownership in the execution of a song, by stepping away from tablature, and improvising.

ADVANCED FEATURE: Presentations of "Pauoa Liko Ka Lehua," "Maika'i Ka Makani O Kohala," and "Kaula Ili." This section will challenge and inspire students to apply what they have learned in the traditional manner by watching, listening and then experimenting without the use of any notation.

CHAPTERS INCLUDE: Introduction to Slack Key, The History of Slack Key, Tunings, Taro Patch Tuning, How to Read Tablature Notation, Techniques and Ornamentations: Vamps, Ritard, Sustain, Barre, Chimes, Strum, Slides, Pull Offs, Add Ons, Hammers, Right Hand, Left Hand, Tuning by Frets, Developing a Picking Style; Open and Closed Positions; Improvised & Embellished.

PLAY TIME: Approximately 85 minutes; NTSC; English; Not Rated

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