Last year I released an episode featuring my friend Geoff Skellams, a talented player of ukulele and guitar who was feeling a little frustrated by his progress with learning Hawaiian slack key. He did get some lessons after that episode was recorded and they helped a bit, but this year the frustration seemed to be returning in a big way. Then in June, Geoff went to a week-long workshop in Hawaii which absolutely turned things around for him. His excitement was so infectious that I got him back on the show to tell me all about it.
Links to things Geoff talked about are below.
Tony’s Acoustic Challenge
George Kahumoku's Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Workshop
Napili Kai Beach Resort
Herb Ohta Jr.
The Mākaha Sons of Ni'ihau
Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo‘ole
Slack Key Masters weekly concert
Peter De Aquino
Daniel Ward - Melodic Meditations for Ukulele
The Ukulele Site
Geoff’s New Ukulele
Jason’s Advanced Ukulele Book
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