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note) to F# can also be made on the second string. All the
notes on the second string from C# (the first one) to D can
be made on the third string, and so on. Most of the music for
the Hawaiian Guitar takes care of this for you by indicating on
which string to play each note.

The notes in Fig. 46 are shown with sharps. You can make
the flats, however, by remembering that the sharp of one note
may be the flat of another note. Thus Bb, the one you see most
often, is the same as A#; said Eb, also seen a great deal, is
the same as D#.

Now You Can Play a Tune

If you have learned how to make the notes in Fig. 45, you
can easily play a tune such as "Aloha Oe" and other Hawaiian
tunes, as well as old favorites like "Good Night Ladies," "Old
Black Joe" and so on. We would say that the sooner you start
"picking out" these tunes the better. Get a book of songs or of
pieces arranged for the Hawaiian Guitar, and start to play real
music as fast as you can. The Hawaiian Guitar is an easy in-
strument to play, so we have little hesitation in saying that you
should be able to master almost any melody in your music book
within two or three weeks.

The Glide and the Vibrato

One of the effects that makes the Hawaiian Guitar so pop-
ular and so fascinating to listen to is the glide, or, as it is often
called, "sliding the steel." This is done by putting the steel on
a fret to produce a certain note, picking that note with the
right hand, and then sliding the steel up or down to another
note. It is easier to do the glide on the first string than on the
others, so practice it first on the first string. It is very easy to
do, as you will find when you experiment, and it makes a fas-
cinating effect that is peculiar to the Hawaiian Guitar alone.

In music arranged for the Hawaiian Guitar you are told to
slide the steel by a slanting line printed above the two notes

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