Moon Of Manakoora
(performed in D9th tuning)

Hear me play 'Moon Of Manakoora' in D9th On 1936 Rickenbacher | Download Song

Tablature for Lap Steel Guitar by David J. Stewart.

Note: I turn my amp's reverb setting up to about 6 or 7 when playing this song, to give it that dreamy Hawaiian sound. Also, try picking halfway between the bridge and the nut, over the fret board. You'll find a real sweet sound there. Definitely employ harmonics in this song!

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C___3_(long slide)_15--15__14__13__12__11_____10___12__11__10_______________
A___3______________16--15__14__13__12__11_____10____________________________
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A___3______________16--15__14__13__12__11_____10__6--10__10__10_____11______
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C___3_(long slide)_15--15__14__13__12__11______10__12-13____________________
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A___3______________16--15__14__13__12__11_____10_______________6--10__10____
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A___10__11________8__10__9__8______10__9__8___9__8__6______3~~~~~15_________
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C_________________8__10__9__8_________________9__8__7__3~~~~~~~~~15_________
 
 
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Some nice other things to play in this song...
 
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C___3 (long slide)_15__12~~13~~14~~15_____11___10____13~~14__________________
A___3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~15__11~~13~~13~~14____11____10___13~~~14__________________
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Also, harmonics really sound awesome in this particular song and are easy to play 
since it's a slow song. It's a great song to work on your harmonics. Jerry Byrd
 (1920-2005)felt that harmonics is a player's way of sharing a secret.

Download MP3 Rhythm track for Moon of Manakoora to play along with

Here's a Nice Band-in-a-Box Rhythm Track in the standard key of Ab for Moon of Manakoora

Hear me play 'Moon Of Manakoora' On S-6 Long-scale Jerry Byrd Frypan Along with BIAB Track (D9th)

Download BIAB Rhythm Track With Birds & Waves

“Moon Of Manakoora” Tabbed For C# minor (Bud Tutmarc)


Something Different

I bought an Ultra Light TRAVELER guitar for taking with me when, what else, traveling. It only weighs 3 pounds. Although it came as a standard 6-string acoustic guitar, I couldn't help but loosen the strings and slip a metal extension nut over the existing nut... presto... a LAP STEEL guitar!

Same Rhythm Track for Moon of Manakoora, but in Eb Tuning

Watch Me Play Moon Of Manakoora in D9th Tuning (treble-to-bass: E, C, A, F#, E, C)

You can watch and hear me play the TRAVELER guitar. Please keep in mind that this instrument was NOT intended to be used nor played as a LAP STEEL guitar. This is just my own project and I'm glad I did it because it has a fantastic tone. So the following song is played in A9th tuning. I simply lowered the 4th string of my G6th...

Watch and Hear Me Play Moon Of Manakoora On the Ultra-light Guitar On YouTube

The only thing is that you can't tune the strings to C6th because the neck is too long (the strings will break), but the tone is AWESOME from the longer strings! So I tuned the TRAVELER to G6th instead. I lowered the 4th string to play "Moon Of Manakoora," so this song is played in the A9th tuning. Thus, I have included the track I use with my TRAVELER lap steel guitar for Moon of Manakoora in Eb tuning, played on the 3rd fret just like usual.


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