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Re: [thewire] RE: ancient chinese guitar

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  • Kraig Grady
    koto is a Japanese instrument and it is a piece of curve hollowed out oak with strings suspended around the curvature of the trunk
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 22, 2004
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      koto is a Japanese instrument and it is a piece of curve hollowed out
      oak with strings suspended around the curvature of the "trunk"

      slbush@... wrote:

      >it's a koto - haven't been following this thread, so apologies if you've already received a response.
      >
      >/sb
      >
      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: sarah-michelle geller [mailto:sarahmichellegeller@...]
      >Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 3:17 PM
      >To: thewire@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [thewire] RE: ancient chinese guitar
      >
      >
      >i did a google image search of the two instruments you suggested and it
      >appears to be neither.
      >
      >the instrument looked like a guitar neck 40cms in length, 15cm in width and
      >was played by being strummed and plucked as it sat on the player's lap.
      >
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      >> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 11:33:38 -0000
      >> From: "Keith Berry" <keithberryuk1@...>
      >>Subject: Re: ancient chinese guitar
      >>
      >>not seen the film, but sounds like it could be a biwa or a
      >>tsugaru-jamisen, a traditional plucked and strummed stringed
      >>instrument.
      >>
      >>have a look at albums by Michihiro Sato, he's worked with John Zorn and
      >>is a master at what I think you are after.
      >>
      >>use this link for albums of his:
      >>http://www.forcedexposure.com/bin/search.pl?search_string=Sato+Michihir
      >>o&searchfield=artist
      >>
      >>all the best
      >>Keith Berry
      >>
      >>http://www.inbetweensilence.com/
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      >>
      >>>what's the name of the ancient chinese instrument played by the old
      >>>guy during the first fight of 'hero' (i hope someone here has seen
      >>>this
      >>>
      >>>
      >>film)?
      >>
      >>
      >>>it looks a bit like a lap-guitar.
      >>>
      >>>if someone knows what i'm talking about, could they also recommend
      >>>good recordings featuring this instrument.
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