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Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand '11
Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand '11
Price: $9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing Garage Band Book, April 27, 2014
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This book was disappointing for me, because it really only covers the creation of what I would call "artificial music." That is music created by stringing loops of prerecorded or synthetic instruments. I was looking for more insight into using Garage Band to work with real performances on real instruments. To be fair this does not mean that the book is bad; it just did not serve my needs or those of anyone else with a similar desire to create recordings of their own solo or band music.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Hawaiian Master, January 9, 2007
I was first introduced to Dennis Kamakahi as he toured with Led Kapana and Cyril Pahinui on the 2006 Hawaiian Slack Key Masters Tour. I was immediately struck by his superb vocals. This album does not disappoint!!

Playing with his son, he showcases his exquisite song writing in his own voice, which is certainly in the same league with Keola Beamer, Kei'eli Reichel and Pahlani Vaughn. In addition he explains the music between songs, giving those not so familar with Hawaiian language, music and culture a basic framework in which to listen. One need not be a fan of Hawaiian music to enjoy this disk; if you are. it is a must-have for your collection.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Led, January 9, 2007
This is a good example of classic Led kiho'alu guitar virtuosity that, for me, is improved by a total lack of Led's falsetto singing. Many fans of Led and Hawaiian music will disagree, but I personally dislike the falsetto singing style. This is mostly an instrumental album of six and twelve string guitar, with an interesting addition of two pieces played on the autoharp. This is a solid album that will appeal to any fans of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar.

So You're Going To Wear The Kilt
So You're Going To Wear The Kilt
by J. Charles Thompson
Edition: Hardcover
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So you're going to wear the kilt, January 11, 2000
I found this book to be very informative and particularly demystifying. Above all the late Scotty Thompson is an advocate of wearing the kilt early and often. He gives both the purist and the simpler view of what is proper and labels the views clearly. He wants people to wear the kilt proudly, and tells them how to avoid the gaffes that either offend or look ludicrous. After reading this book you can feel confident that you are correct in your highland attire. If there is any shortcoming it may be in his descriptions of the construction of various accessories. His instructions for making things like cockades and toories for bonnets are a bit difficult to follow. All in all though, it is excellent

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