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Dive into a three-day exploration of guitar styles, as six virtuoso teachers lead students in techniques of flamenco, Hawaiian slack key, finger style, classical, jazz, blues and rock. Each day will have three 2-hour sessions, each focusing on one genre, and jam sessions to explore what you learned with your fellow participants. Other activities include: Meet & Greet your fellow participants, a 30-minute Guitar Refresher session, a 2-hour Ukulele session with hers truly, a gear demonstration by Harmony Central, a special class on basic instrument maintenance and repairs by Hilltop Music Shop, and a full faculty panel discussion.

Learn Slack Key Guitar On-Line! One Week Free!!!

Thanks to, you can now take video lessons with Mark online. Start with the basics of Taropatch tuning and quickly move up to some fairly complicated slack key songs. Later lessons explore new songs and techniques in Double Slack, Drop C tunings, F wahine and Bb tunings. With over 60 lessons now online, you can master Hawaiian slack key guitar! Follow this link for a sample lesson of the classic Hawaiian cowboy song “Ulupalakua.” 

You can take a free week of lessons with no obligation. Click on the image below & enter your top secret password: 8C9B613893. If you like what you see, sign up for only $19.95 per month. Get started learning slack key today!

FREE TAB From “Getting Started Playing Slack Key” Video Lessons
Taropatch Tuning: D-G-D-G-B-D lo to hi
Drop C Tuning: C-G-D-G-B-D lo to hi
(Click on the title to download the PDF)

Hawaiian Vamp #1 An simple slack key vamp in Taropatch tuning

Bradda John Basic fingerpicking lesson to help develop finger independence. Taropatch Tuning

Kahuli Aku A lovely song about singing tree snails. Taropatch

Salomila An easier arrangement than the one in the Beginning Slack Collection. The first section uses single notes, the second introduces double stops.

Kealoha A classic! Taropatch Tuning.

Hawaiian Turnarounds #1 Taropatch Tuning

Hawaiian Turnarounds #2 Taropatch Tuning

Taropatch Blues An easier arrangement of Mark’s original tune than the one in “Old Time Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Taropatch Tuning

Hi‘ilawe A short arrangement of the classic slack key song. Drop C tuning

Harmony 101 for Taropatch  Slack Key Guitar An in-depth look at practical harmony using Taropatch (open G) tuning.