Below is the lesson for “Loke Lani” by Ernest Ka’ai.
This traditional Hawaiian song has an adorable melody, but also serves as a master class in performing the triplet strum. We’ve got this arrangement split into three parts (Melody A, B, C). The first two focus on the triplet strum technique, while the last melody is fingerpicked.
This arrangement is great for the seasoned beginner, because it uses simple chords; therefore allowing you to focus on the two playing styles. I’d recommend using a three finger approach for the fingerpicked section and one of these three approaches for the triplet strum.
Don’t forget that the triplet strum is played using eighth note triplet rhythm. This can be tricky, so if you need an explanation or recap on this rhythm, check out this lesson.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson