This booklet contains easy-to-follow instructions on the basics of playing two of Hawaii's favorite music makers, the 'uli'uli (also called feather gourds or war gourds) and 'ili'ili (lava rocks or pebbles).
Introductory rhythms and percussion exercises to practice, suggested gestures and starter actions to incorporate into your hula routines, how to craft your own 'uli'uli, and an overview of other popular Hawaiian instruments/implements.
Also, the English/Hawaiian translation of the Hawaiian War Chant (a common chant or song for feather gourds) and Rough Riders (for pebbles).
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find 'Ili'Ilis available for practice and performance. Also, several dance demonstrations using these implements are available in the DVD Section of this site.