Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole
Brudda Iz used a regular high G Martin string set, but this is how he used the strings.
Iz's Low G, C Tuning
- For the G string, he used his C string and tuned it low.
- For the C string, he used his E string.
- For the E string, he used his G string.
- He left the A string in the normal place.
( source: Brudda Bu, FleaMarketMusic.com Forum) Brudda Iz used a tenor uke in low "G" tuning.
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Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole (Hawaiian pronunciation: [kəˌmɐkəˌvivoˈʔole]; meaning 'the fearless eye, the bold face'; May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997), also called Bruddah IZ or just simply IZ, was a Hawaiian musician, singer, songwriter and Hawaiian sovereignty activist.
He achieved commercial success outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. His medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" was released on his albums Ka ʻAnoʻi and Facing Future, and was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and television commercials.
Along with his ukulele playing and incorporation of other genres, such as country, jazz and reggae, Kamakawiwoʻole remains influential in Hawaiian music, and is seen by many as the best Hawaiian musician of all time. He was named
The Voice of Hawaii by NPR in 2010.