Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Singin' in the Rain: Brittni Paiva and "Thunderstorm Slack Key"

Sit back and listen to the beautiful rain with this song, Thunderstorm Slack Key by young ukelele and guitar prodigy Brittni Paiva from Hawaii. A native of Hilo, she is known as "the ukulele darling" who besides uke and guitar also plays electric bass, piano and drums. The slack key in the title of the song refers to the guitar tuning - one or more of the strings on the guitar is detuned until all the strings form a single chord. You can find Thunderstorm Slack Key on her 2004 CD Brittni X 3, and on the compilation album Ki Ho 'Alu No Ka Oi, Vol. 2 (2007).