The Institute of Hawaiian Music presents a celebration of the music of Maui for the entire ‘ohana. The theme of this year’s inaugural ALOHA MAUI MUSIC FESTIVAL is “Aloha ‘Ia Nō ‘O Maui” (Maui is truly beloved). Entertainers include Mailani, Kenneth Makuakāne, George Kahumoku, Nā Wai ‘Ehā, hālau Pā‘ū O Hi‘iaka (under the direction of Kumu Hula Hōkulani Holt) and the students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music at UH Maui College. Hawaiian food, arts, crafts and other merchandise will be available for purchase, and there will be activities for the keiki. Proceeds […]
It was an incredibly busy and productive week for IHM students.
On Wednesday, students Leihuanani Keali‘inohomoku, Destiny Mahaulu, and Kalani Librando-Souza performed for a private function at the Kea Lani Resort in Wailea. That evening, ten of us attended George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Show in Nāpili with the evening’s guest performer Nathan Aweau. On Thursday during our Applied Music Class, students were joined by IHM graduate and George Kahumoku Outstanding Student Award Winner Brad Bordessa. That evening, students performed and learned how to run live sound at the UH-MC open mic night. Finally, Brad returned on Friday morning […]
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 nui, […]
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 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.
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