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Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Shakuhachi

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  • debbie strub
    Greetings, What a great site! Thanks for the suggestion. YIS, Tsuruko
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 27, 2001

      What a great site! Thanks for the suggestion.



      At 10:03 AM 6/26/2001 -0400, you wrote:
      >Ohayo gozaimasu:
      >You might also try www.shakuhachi.com. I have not yet ordered anything
      >from them, so
      >I cannot vouch for their service, but they do seem to have a wide variety
      >of flutes
      >from student to professional quality. More importantly for those of us
      >who would have
      >a difficult time finding a teacher, they offer playing guides,
      >instructional videos,
      >and sheet music. A student model and some instructional stuff are
      >definitely on my
      >wish list, but music took a back seat to armor with Pennsic rapidly
      >approaching, and
      >my shakuhachi money went to a new momonari kabuto. :-)
      >Sakurakawa no Katushiro Sumiyori
      > > Message: 5
      > > Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 00:43:57 -0500
      > > From: "Anthony J. Bryant" <ajbryant@...>
      > > Subject: Re: Congratulations (to me!)
      > >
      > > debbie strub wrote:
      > >
      > > > WOW! Way cool!
      > > > Anybody know where to get a shakuhachi?
      > > >
      > >
      > > Lark in the Morning (http://www.larkinam.com) sells 'em, but the ones they
      > > sell are carved wooden student models. I have a wooden practice model and a
      > > regular bamboo one, but even the bamboo one isn't as impressive as my
      > > teacher's was. It sounds good, but looks goofy.
      > >
      > > They're not the easiest things to play. Prof. Oleson at FSU used to hand
      > > students who wanted to study them a shakuhachi, and gave them 60 seconds to
      > > get a note out. If they couldn't get a note, he wouldn't take 'em on. <G>
      > >
      > > He took me on, but I never really got the knack of hitting the high
      > notes. I
      > > can do so now, but can no longer play, having forgotten almost all of it in
      > > the 20 years. <Pout> On the other hand, I *can* play the first few bars of
      > > "kimi ga yo" -- until the pitch change hits...
      > >
      > > Effingham
      > >
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