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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 [...]

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Teenager Malie Lyman brings family traditions to Steel Guitar Festival
March 22, 2018 • John Berger • Festivals and Conventions

If Malie Lyman were a "mystery guest" on the classic television game show "What's My Line?" [...]

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Kika Kila: How Geri Valdriz helps keep the fire burning for steel guitars
April 4, 2018 • Lantana Hoke • News

Growing up on Oahu in the 1960s and '70s, Geri Valdriz and his friends listened to the [...]

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Sliding into the Soul of Aloha
April 8, 2018 • Mona De Crinis • News

"I was once told that the steel guitar is the truest extension of the human voice," says Alan [...]

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," [...]

Steel Guitar Festivals: A Photographer's Viewpoint
Steel Guitar Festivals: A Photographer's Viewpoint
October 21, 2018 • Don Touchi • Festivals and Conventions

I was asked by Addison Ching if I could photograph the steel guitar festivals that HIMELE [...]

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
December 18, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
January 22, 2022 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - LIVE from Molokai (tentative)
February 19, 2022 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
March 31-April 2, 2022 – Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
Saturday Performances 11:30 AM - 6PM HST
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   
July 11-15, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Nightly Evening Performances 5:30PM - 6:30PM HST
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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
July 16, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Saturday Performances 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

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