Hawaiian Music Intro 1 with Keoki Gordon (Level: 1)

This session will include a brief history of the origins and early days of the ukulele. Then there will be a dive into one of the most popular styles of Hawaiian music – hapa haole. This style (mainly in English with a few Hawaiian words mixed in) was created for the tourist trade right around the turn of the century. We will be using standard wahine tuning as well as conventional and calypso strum patterns.