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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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John Singer, master shakuhachi teacher, performer, recording artist and former instructor at the University of Hawaii, has performed music on the Japanese bamboo flute (shakuhachi) since 1975. After several years of intensive study un Japan under the tutelage of the late shakuhachi Grand Master and Living National Treasure Yamaguchi Goro and shakuhachi master Matsumura Homei, John was awarded a...
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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...
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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....
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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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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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Senryushakuhachi.com - Justin Senryu – Shakuhachi maker, teacher, performer. Welcome to the website of Justin Senryu, master maker, performer and teacher of shakuhachi, Japanese bamboo flute. For Buddhist Psychotherapy, please go to Justin’s other website by clicking here. Justin is one of the foremost experts of shakuhachi honkyoku – the Zen Buddhist music of the komuso, monks from Edo period...
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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 official site of Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, Master of the Shakuhachi, or Japanese Bamboo flute. Playing the shakuhachi, an end-blown bamboo flute, is one of the recognized paths of Zen meditation called suizen. Zen means meditation and suizen means blowing meditation. The shakuhachi is the only melodic instrument used in Zen Buddhism. With only five holes, the shakuhachi can play up to...
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This year’s Rocky Shakuhachi Camp will focus on animals in Japanese music, with many “animated" performances and discussions.The theme of animals, both real and imaginary, in Japanese music can be found in almost all genres, including shakuhachi honkyoku and sankyoku, as well as in modern works. Some of these pieces mimic animal sounds to create intriguing musical passages, while others...
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Although the shakuhachi has only five holes (four in front and a rear thumb hole) it plays a complete chromatic range. Tones outside the natural scale are obtained by cross fingering and by tilting the instrument towards and away from the lips and partially covering the finger holes in various combinations. By application of such techniques, the shakuhachi is capable of a wide range of...
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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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Complete resource for shakuhachi teacher or teachers, the traditional Japanese bamboo flute including instruments, The Florida Shakuhachi camp where Michael Chikuzen Gould teaches Yokoyama Katsuya style Kinko Ryu style shakuhachi, bamboo and flutes around the world. The Florida Shakuhachi Camp caters to all players from beginner to advanced. We cater to those students who feel lost when they...
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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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Also, my friend pointed out that many instruments have multiple variables that can affect the pitch. Of course let's take the Shakuhachi as an example as this is all or part of where our interest lies. Now I must put a disclaimer on this as I know very little about music in general and the theory of music. The fundamentals of music theory (pitch, rhythm, scales, melody, harmony, timbre, etc.)...
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Riley’s music is meditation. He frequently gives benefit concerts for Zen Buddhist groups worldwide. His music has been used worldwide in yoga and tai chi classes, and by massage, acupuncture, and other bodywork therapists. Many of his albums are particularly valued by mothers and mothers-to-be and by their midwives and others working in pre- and post-natal care. To Read more about Riley Lee...
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