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How to play and the basic of Shakuhachi in English

How to play and the basic of Shakuhachi in English

*Story of Shakuhachi’s arrival from China

Shakuhachi has been believed to have been transmitted from China ancient times.
Although Japan’s oldest shakuhachi is said to be shakuhachi.
Now it is keeping at “Shosoin” at Nara-ken.
It is imported from China, then it was modified Japanese style.
There is no concrete document  as to which it was became the current instrument style.
It started as a result of attempting to play gymnastics with Koko and the Shamisen,
It is said that the length of 8 ㎝ 1 scale has become mainstream.
Currently it can be roughly divided into two schools “TOZAN-Ryu” and “KINKO-Ryu”.

Utaguchi of TOZAN-RYU Style

Utaguchi of KINKO-RYU Style

 

*How to hold

Basically, it’s hold by middle fingers and thumbs.

*Notes and pitch