would imagine that there are a number of people who are attracted
to TsugaruShamisen and want to begin learning the instrument,
but they are unable to take the necessary first steps. Unlike
piano or guitar, learning to play or even tune the instrument
is quite difficult. The scale used in Japanese music is unfamiliar
to those trained in the western classical music tradition
as it is a 12-pitch equal-tempered scale. The initial steps
necessary to become familiar with the instrument are basic
and a little tedious. After you have gotten through this initial
stage you are able to play various musical pieces, and you
feel a sense of accomplishment.
I'll soon be publishing a book of musical scores for Tsugaru
Shamisen -- something which has hitherto been unavailable,
since peices are usually passed on from teacher to student
without being written down and a strong improvisational element
is involved in their performance.
My students are of various ages, backgrounds, and levels
dates and times are subject to change depending on Fukui's schedule.
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