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

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 and Training

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 and Training

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 and Training

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 and Training

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 and Training, 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 and Training, Entertainment

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

Steel Guitar Demos at the Royal Hawaiian Center
Steel Guitar Demos at the Royal Hawaiian Center
January 9, 2019 • Addison Ching • Education and Training

Waikiki's Royal Hawaiian Center has begun offering Hawaiian steel guitar demonstrations to [...]

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