Hilo native and four time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Mark Yamanaka joined IHM students this afternoon for a nice long talk-story and jam session. He shared his experiences from growing up doing backyard jams, to his times performing with kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho, playing the Hilo “wedding/graduation/birthday lū‘ai” circuit, recording his first CD and his most recently release. His guitarist Bert Nāihe, joined him before heading off to soundcheck for their concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center this evening. Mahalo […]
All three will be sharing their talents and mana‘o (thoughts) with our Institute of Hawaiian Music students this week! Mark Yamanaka will be visiting up on Friday, January 31. Mark’s talent has been nurtured from a young age by renowned musician, composer and kumu hula, Johnny Lum Ho, whose traditions produced some of Hawai‘i’s most cherished Hawaiian falsetto singers like Darren Benitez and Nā Palapalai’s Kuana Torres Kahele. His 2011 debut “Lei Puakenikeni” won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the […]
The Spring 2014 semester has just started, and already the students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music have met with two outstanding Hawai‘i musicians. On Thursday, January 16, 2014, guitarist/producer/composer Halemanu visited for the first of what we hope will be many times to work with our students.
On Friday, January 17, 2014, guitarist/composer/singer Barry Flanagan of the group Hapa joined IHM students before Hapa’s concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
And we have several more mentors visiting later this month and in early February. Stay tuned for news!
One of the new music offerings at UH-MC is “History of Hawaiian Music”, taught by Dr. Keola Donaghy. He taught a similar class at UH-Hilo for eight years, and is now offering the class online through the UH system’s Laulima courseware system.
While the class does have two prerequisite courses listed , Keola will happily waive them for you. Simply email email@example.com with your name and UH ID number, and he will issue you a permit to register for the class.
Jaime Vendera is a vocal coach, world-renowned for his wineglass-shattering voice as seen on shows like MythBusters, Dr. Oz, and Super Human Showdown. Many of his books, including Raise Your Voice 1 & 2, The Ultimate Breathing Workout, and the Sing Out Loud series have been read by countless singers, beginner and pro alike. Jaime offers some tips on Voice Council Magazine’s website that could make the difference between singing night after night or cancelling a gig.
Jason Blume is in this eighteenth year of teaching BMI‘s Nashville Songwriters’ Workshop and has written hit songs fro many artists in a staggering variety of genres. Jason has also been a regular instructor and mentor at the Kaua’i Music Festival. He offers his list of the Top Five Pitfalls that he sees in many songs that he has seen and heard.
The Maui Arts and Cultural Center has offered discouted prices to UH-Maui students for the Fall 2013 semester. The price for tickets is $15 ($12 special ticket price plus $3 facility fee= $15 total) . The UH-MC special offer is for students only – not faculty – and only for these select shows listed below.
Students MUST show their current, validated UH-MC ID at the Box Office.
KU MAI KA HULA 8th Annual International Hula Competition
Saturday, September 14 Castle Theater, 1:00-7:00ish pm
Maui’s answer to the audience for an annual hula competition: prestigious judges […]
The folks at the website “Music • Technology • Policy” have posted an excellent and concise series of blog posts that discuss the creation of music, from composition, through copyrighting, publishing and recording, and explains how these various parties in these creative activities can make money from them.
Part One and Part Two.
CD Baby’s DIY Musician blog is a great source for useful information on maximing your money, time and resources. This recent addition talks about how to get the most from your affordable vocal microphone.
This post should not be construed as an endorsement of CD Baby or its services, simply a link to what we believe to be a valuable resource for musicians.