Bassist Educator Performer Ukulele
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Chechout the Ko'olau Guitar & Ukulele listing for an idea of what I can do. I'm a big fan of their instruments and play a custom Ko'olau CS Tenor, actually have two as one is a back up in training.
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from the Byron Yasui web site
Byron Yasui has been on the music faculty at the <a href="http://www.hawaii.edu/" target="_blank">University of Hawai’i</a> in his native Honolulu since 1972, where he teaches music theory, composition, and jazz improvisation. His experiences as a classroom instructor of ’ukulele include workshops at the ’Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum Expositions of 2001, 2002, and 2003 (all on the east coast), the 2004 UkeFestWest in Santa Cruz, California, the ’Ukulele Guild of Hawai’i annual conventions of 2002, 2003, and 2004, countless workshops at the University of Hawai’i Windward Community College since 2002, the Aloha Music Camps of 2004 and 2005 (Moloka’i), and various one day workshops on all of the Hawaiian islands since 2000. Many of these workshops were tied in with his participation as an ’ukulele soloist in concerts at the various venues.
<div class="notice notice-quote"> <p class="tpm">I know I’m sounding like a music teacher, but my advice is learn music and learn music theory. Because once you learn music theory, you don’t need anybody to teach you. You can figure things out for yourself. And the sky’s the limit, there’s no limit. When you don’t have the theory background…Byron Yasui </div> #####Byron’s recommended ukulele tunings:##### <ul class="csp-list fa-ul"> <li>Soprano - A D F# B</li> <li>Concert (Alto) - G C E A</li> <li>Tenor - F Bb D G</li> <li>Baritone - Eb Ab C F</li> </ul> #####Additional Links:##### <ul class="csp-list fa-ul"> <li>“The Art of ‘Ukulele,”, Honolulu Advertiser 2000 - <a href="http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/2000/Sep/18/918islandlife18.html" target="_blank">link</a></li> <li>The Hawaiian Music Directory - <a href="http://hawaiianlanguage.com/hmd/" target="_blank">link</a></li> </ul>
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