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This month's Whiteboard Request covers "Island Style" by John Cruz. This is a perfect tune to play when you want to kick back and relax with some friends, which is probably why it's become one of our favorite songs for Aloha Friday Jams. "Island Style" is comprised of only 4 simple, open chords. It's basic strumming pattern can be spiced up with rolls for a more authentic Hawaiian feel. Aldrine offers two options for the intro, one a simple strumming chord progression, and the other is quick little picking intro that will easily wow your friends. Give "Island Style" a try, and let us know what you think of this "local anthem".
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