Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Shakuhachi
What a great site! Thanks for the suggestion.
At 10:03 AM 6/26/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>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
>from student to professional quality. More importantly for those of us
>who would have
>a difficult time finding a teacher, they offer playing guides,
>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
>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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