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General Interest Hawaiian Music Books

Books about Hawaiian music, hawaiian music history, and the development of music and music artists in Hawaii. Also includes Hawaiian music song books and books about Hawaiian musical instruments.

Hawaiian Music and Musicians
Title: Hawaiian Music and Musicians
Author: Kanahele
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press Date Published: October 1979
Number of Pages: 573


The Complete Hawaiian Music Collection
Title: The Complete Hawaiian Music Collection
Author: Jim Armstrong
Published: March 2000
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.0 x 0.5 inches


Arts and Crafts of Hawaii: Musical Instruments
Author: Peter H. Buck and Te Rangi Hiroa
Publisher: Bishop Museum Press
Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.0 x 0.2 inches
Number of Pages: ?39

He Mele Aloha: A Hawaiian Songbook
Author: Carol Wilcox, Kimo Hussey, Vicky Hollinger, Puakea Nogelmeier
Publisher: Oli Oli Productions
Publication Date: 2003
Number of Pages: 289
Dimensions: 10.8 x 8 x 1.1 inches
Binding: Spiral bound paperback
Description: This is a grea 220 Hawaiian songs plus about 40 hapa-haole songs with basic chords and ukulele fingering.

Strains of Change: The Impact of Tourism on Hawaiian Music
Author: Elizabeth Tatar
Publisher: Bishop Museum Press
Published: 1987
Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 0.2 inches
Number of Pages: 29
Description: The evolution of music in 19th and 20th century Hawaii. Many illustrations

Da Kine Sound
Author: Burl Burlingame and Robert Kasher
Publisher: Booklines Hawaii
Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches

Hawaiian Music: An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Bryan C. Stoneburner
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.5 x 0.5 inches
Number of Pages: 110
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IZ: The Songbook Collection
Author: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Publisher: Warner Brothers Publications
Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.0 x 0.3 inches
Number of Pages: 289

Hawaiian Music for Folk Harp
Author: Bonnie Mitchell
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
Number of Pages: 40

Ancient Hawaiian Music
Author: Helen Heffron Roberts
Publisher: Bernice P. Bishop Museum
Original Publication Date: 1926
Republished: 1967 (Dover) and 1977 (Peter Smith)
Number of Pages: 401
This book was originally published in 2916 as Bishop Museum Bulletin #29 in 1926. The writer, Helen Heffron Roberts was born in 1888 and she died in 1985.

Books Available Through the Iolani Palace Bookstore
  • Great Songs of Hawaii by Charles E. King
  • Na Himeni o ka Ekalesia: Hawaiian Hymnal

    Books Available Through Bishop Museum Shop
  • A Pocket Guide to Hula. by Patricia Murray
  • Aloha Collection of Hawaiian Songs. by Ron Middlebrook
  • Echo of Our Song. by Mary K. Pukui and Alfons L. Korn
  • Hawaiian Music Collection.
  • He Mele Aloha. by Carol Wilcox, Kimo Hussey, Vicky Hollinger, Puakea Nogelmeier
  • Holo Mai Pele. Author: Kanahele, Pualani K.
  • King's Book of Hawaiian Melodies. Author: King, Charles E.
  • Na Mele Hula. Nona Kapuailohia Desha Beamer
  • Na Mele Hula. by Nona Beamer
  • The Island Music Source Book. compiled by Brett C. Ortone
  • The Ukulele. Author: Elbert, S. (Edt)

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  • Hana Hou! Hawaiian Music Industry

    Other Books about Hawaiian Music - Hard to Find
  • Best of Hawaiian Music (June 1987)
  • On Hawaiian Music - by Robert B. Goodman
  • Da Kine Sound: Conversations With the People Who Create Hawaiian Music - by Burl Burlingame and Robert K. Kasher
  • On Hawaiian Folk Music by Robert B. Goodman

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