Institute of Hawaiian Music Blog

Mahalo Mark Yamanaka and Bert Nāihe!

Mark Yamanaka with IHM studentsHilo 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 […]

By |January 31st, 2014|Categories: Mentors, Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

What Do Mark Yamanaka, Raiatea Helm, and Bryan Tolentino Have In Common?

777-MarkYamanaka-Calndr-81958830All 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 […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |0 Comments

Barry Flanagan of Hapa and Halemanu Villarimo Mentor IHM Students

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!

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By |January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Mentors|Tags: |0 Comments

HWST/MUS176 History of Hawaiian Music

AlohaOe1913One 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 donaghy@hawaii.edu with your name and UH ID number, and he will issue you a permit to register for the class.

By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Classes|Tags: |0 Comments

Join the UH-MC Music Club

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By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |0 Comments

The Secrets of Vocal Health on the Road

Portrait1Jaime 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.

By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

The Top 5 Lyric Pitfalls

jasonblumeJason 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.

By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

Discounted Tickets for UHMC Students For Selected Events This Fall at MACC

macc_logotypeThe 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 […]

By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |0 Comments

A Guide to Music Performance Royalties

More retro clipart at http://www.clipartof.com/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.

By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Top Tips to Get the Most from Your Affordable Vocal Mic

shutterstock_131659220-300x201CD 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.

By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments