Dennis Soares | The Way Is Open

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The Way Is Open

by Dennis Soares

This Anthology of original instrumental compositions by award winning composer Dennis Soares, is packed with the very best selections from 8 albums. Each one performed in Open Tuning.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. In My Dreams
3:53 $0.99
2. Baby Please Stay
3:20 $0.99
3. Free
3:08 $0.99
4. A Rabbit in the Woods
2:56 $0.99
5. My Island Dreams
2:41 $0.99
6. On the Range
4:08 $0.99
7. Smooth Slack Jazz
4:26 $0.99
8. The Moon
3:24 $0.99
9. To Stay or to Go
2:55 $0.99
10. Walking on Air
2:11 $0.99
11. Sweet Desire
3:44 $0.99
12. Sunday Rain
3:13 $0.99
13. Angels
2:52 $0.99
14. At the Improv
3:20 $0.99
15. And so It Is- Life
3:41 $0.99
16. Happy
2:09 $0.99
17. Chasing the Sun
3:21 $0.99
18. Blue Too
3:46 $0.99
19. Joy
1:59 $0.99
20. When Time Stood Still
3:12 $0.99
21. When Two Shall Meet
4:00 $0.99
22. The Neverending Story
2:54 $0.99
23. The Alternative
4:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
This Anthology of original instrumental compositions by award winning composer Dennis Soares, is packed with the very best selections for 8 albums. Each one performed in Open Tuning. Known is Hawaii as slack key, the unique was that Dennis creates in Open Tuning creates a dreamy, moody, contemplative, meditational, and uplifting feeling to his compositions. There is a Spiritual essence in each one.

The tuning used on these albums were:
Open C
Open G
Open D
C- Wahine
G- Wahine
D- Wahine
F- Wahine
G- Kilauea
and more... in different capo positions. Dennis is playing all of the instruments and acts as his own producer.

Open Tuning Improvisations
Lapule Ua
Walking In the Patch
In the Moment
Songs From the Hip
Buried Treasure
When Time Stood till
A Solitary Way



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Jamie O'Brien- AZ (muscian)

Special Style...
These 23 tracks by Dennis Soares really sum up his special style. At times, it is gentle, at times spritely, but it’s always warm and welcoming. His innovative and inventive way of playing slack key guitar is refreshing. His compositions give a feeling of familiarity, yet his melodies and approach have that spark of originality. The Way Is Open is a wonderful, inspiring collection.

John Short- CA

A Wonderful Collection
Dennis Soares has been very busy developing an alternative "slack key" style. Using traditional slack key tunings,found in Hawaii Music, he has created something entirely new. The music comes across as soothing, tranquil, contemplative, meditative, and very easy to listen to. With a mix of acoustic and orchestral instruments Dennis has been able to refine and achieve his vision. Bravo.

Mary Strong |

A new fresh approach
What Dennis does with slack key tuning is like none other. His music is soothing and gentle yet has a depth that never leaves me bored. This is the type of album I want to share with all my friends.

Randy Parker

The Way Is Open by Dennis Soares
Very creative and mind soothing music that can be listened to anywhere at anytime and always put you in a good place.

Mary Strong (HI) Akamai Events

WOW...I am a fan
Listened to a few tracks... WOW! Not kidding...I'm a fan.

Dennis Alstrand (HI) Author and Musician

Something much deeper here...
Sometimes as we rush through our lives, a particular blend of sounds will stop us in our tracks and remind us that there is something deeper if we stop trying to get it and instead just let it.
That's what occurred to me when I heard the opening notes of In My Dreams and it continued on through the listening of the rest of the songs. This is a master at work. One who clearly cares about what is going from his heart and though his fingers. Oh yes, make sure to listen to the fun guitar interplay on My Island Dreams

Christina Lynn Rosten-Soares

I am always amazed
One would have to live with Dennis, as I do, to understand how he creates these tracks. The first thing in the morning he goes into our studio and takes the FIRST idea that comes to mind. It could be in any one of a half-dozen tunings, each with different fingering. After he lays his idea to the deck he then orchestrates to his satisfaction. What amazes me is that all this take place in 2-3 hours and there never seems to be a shortage of ideas. I love you...

Keale Kupuna (HI) Musician

Soulful and Diverse
"Brother's music is a real treat--soulful, rich, diverse."

Cymber Lily Quinn - CA

The Sweetest Island Music
I've been a fan of Dennis for years. He continually amazes me with his inventive style, and vast musical knowledge. But it's the heart and aloha that really shine in his music. Great work, Dennis! You help me stay connected to Hawaii, even when I am away.

Johnny Kai (HI) Musician and entrepreneur

How soothing...
Hi Dennis working on my computer listening to your tracks. How soothing...
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