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Jon Kypros teaches lessons for the shakuhachi internationally and crafts shakuhachi. Flutedojo is a resource for nearly all things shakuhachi. Honkyoku (本曲) literally means “original music” and can refer to a single piece or to the genre as a whole. Honkyoku are the most venerated type of shakuhachi music because they are considered to be spiritual or meditative, most having been composed by...
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Register for the 2017 Shakuhachi Festival of the Pacific The Master Concert - December 15th, 2017 at 7:30pm. Tickets available in person prior to the concert, payment in person by cash or check. Click here for details. What could be nicer than playing shakuhachi in the warm and gentle Hawai'ian tradewinds in the middle of December? The 2017 Shakuhachi Festival of the Pacific is an intense...
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A moderated forum regarding formal zen practice and discussions of the relationship between zen and shakuhachi. Discuss historical ji-nashi as well as the current revival and new directions. (Moderated by Kiku Day). Looking for a shakuhachi teacher? Here's the place! Are you a teacher? Post your...
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Of course, you won’t be spending 24 hours a day doing shakuhachi in workshops, individual lessons, concerts, etc. Meeting and interacting with the other participants is often one’s most lasting memory. Becoming part of and engaging with a community of shakuhachi kindred spirits benefits even...
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Anne Norman: composer, shakuhachi performer, improviser, installation artist, designer of power pole bells, member of Jouissance and Questing Spirit, artistic Director of Nadoya Music & Dance company and the UpRising. 3Dimensions improvised music and movement theatre with Barbara Weiss and Wendy...
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Cloud Hands Music presents hand crafted shakuhachi flutes and transverse bamboo flutes along with CDs of traditional Japanese music and world music performed on the shakuhachi and transverse flute. When Masayuki Koga moved from San Francisco to the Zen center in Minneapolis, Peter moved there with his family. There he began to make lathe-turned wooden shakuhachi. He decided to make flutes from...
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Blasdel is the author of two major books: The Shakuhachi, A Manual for Learning. (Originally published in 1986 and re-published in 2008 by Printed Matter Press), the foremost English language book on the shakuhachi and The Single Tone – A Personal Journey Through Shakuhachi Music (Printed Matter Press, 2005 – originally published in Japanese as Shakuhachi Odessei by Kawade Publishers, 2000 and...
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The Aeolian Duo concert series was named for the ancient Greek God of the Wind. This Concert and Lecture option was founded in 2015 when guitarist Koufuu Suwa and shakuhachi player Bruce Huebner, met aboard a ship sailing from India ot Greece. Inspired by the beauty of the sea and the deep roots of their respective traditions, the two musicians created a wide-ranging and intimate program that...
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I’m very excited to be playing with the APQ strings in a concert featuring two beautiful works for shakuhachi and strings: Llef by Hilary Tann for shakuhachi and cello and Migration by Elizabeth Brown for shakuhachi, violin, viola and cello. Part of the 100clicksWest concert series in the Blue Mountains. My next concert will be with Georg Mertens on cello, as part of his “Cello and Chocolate”...
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Perry Yung, performer and professional shakuhachi maker of traditional Zen and modern shakuhachi instruments located in New York City. Tutorials for buying, playing, and repairing Shakuhachi. Books, CD and accessories for caring for your Shakuhachi. Blog with shakuhachi news and Shakuhachi performances. "...I've only seen two of Perry's Tensei flutes so far, but they certainly won't be the last...
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Mujitsu Shakuhachi are played by students, teachers and professional musicians throughout the world. These shakuhachi are made using a hand adjusted bore technique. With this method, the natural shape of the bore of the flute is used as much as possible, adjusting only where necessary. To familiarize yourself with the Mujitsu method, please read the. Section. There is also a page of photographs...
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The European Shakuhachi Society Summer School 2013 was held in Barcelona, Spain and was a great success. The activities included the teaching of four different honkyoku lines (Chikuho, KSK, Kinko & Zensabo), contemporary music (both regarding composing and performing), beginners groups, min’yo, shamisen, koto, meditation and the body in practice. In addition to the classes we had conferences on...
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Beautifully hand crafted bamboo shakuhachi flutes by Jem Klein in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.   The soothing sound of the Shakuhachi helps guide us, breath by breath, into a more relaxed and peaceful state of being, while gifting ourselves and others with the beauty of sound.   Today, Shakuhachi flutes are used by many in the practice of Zen Buddhism and meditation as well...
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Michael Chikuzen Gould, Dai Shihan of the shakuhachi, offers lessons, performances, CDs and insights regarding that musical instrument. Please see my profile about my background and my calendar of upcoming events. (Here's a video of me playing along with some photo albums from various workshops.) Feel free to contact me for further information. — Michael Chikuzen Gould. I teach shakuhachi in...
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Shakuhachi Yuu, affordable and quality Shakuhachi Flute for beginners and advanced players. Plays easily, clear, bright, confident tone. Excellent tuning. What a surprising instrument is the Yuu Shakuhachi. Robust plastic, molded into the form of a bamboo root-end, it certainly looks the part. But the most pleasing aspect is the tremendous sound; so clear and responsive. I would have no...
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Your daily go-to for fashion, lookbooks, culture, trends, new collections and shopping boutique specially curated by TheCoolHour.com. Have you discovered Hyein Seo yet? No? Well then let us introduce you to this young Korean designer. Known for edgy, bold designs, if you like fashion that makes a statement…. The chic, Parisian style all women crave, with a twist of California energy that makes...
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Elizabeth Reian Bennett and her shakuhachi. Photo: Sara Sutliff Elizabeth Reian Bennett is the first woman to be certified a Grand Master of the shakuhachi and one of only a handful of western players trained in traditional Japanese music. Reian Bennett performs and teaches frequently in Japan and worldwide. Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree...
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To better comprehend the Trump phenomenon, I need to examine it from a symptoms point of view (1). After all, judging circumstances at face value easily perpetuates ignorance and exasperates things. First off, I see Donald Trump as mostly symptomatic of the devolution of the cooperative politics essential to maintain a stable civilization. Secondly, cooperation […] Continue reading…. Buddha’s...
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