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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 [...]

Steeler Stylings
A Visit With Patti Maxine
July 25, 2018 • Joey Misailidis • Education, Entertainment

Joey Misailidis, 13, recently interviewed steel guitarist Patti Maxine. Joey is a Next [...]

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February 16, 2019 (tentative) - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Kapa'a, Kaua'i (formerly Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD - Maui site
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
TBD - Maui site
TBD - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 8-13, 2019 (tentative)
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Style
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 6-8, 2019 - Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i (formerly Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows)

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