Free Download Udemy Learn to play the Shakuhachi. With the help of this course you can Master the Japanese Shakuhachi flute and learn how to play and learn simple tunes.
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What will I need?
- Have a shakuhachi that is tuned preferably 1.8 ( D/F/G/A/C)
- 5 minutes a day to practice
Is this course right for me?
- Beginners students
- Students who have been self taught , to give them pointers and help them to get better
- Total beginners
- Students who play other wind instruments and who want to try to play the Shakuhachi
What am I going to learn?
- learn to play and creating better sound
- Learning to read and write Shakuhachi music
- learn some simple songs
In this course, you will learn to play Shakuhachi. We will start with an introduction to the flute and explain how the instrument is put together and played. You will learn first to get a sound out of the flute and then how to place the fingers on the flute.
Once a sound is created, we will learn the name of the notes and how to write them as well as read them.
We will then learn to play each of the five basic notes with the fingering and then creating melodies with just a few notes.
Once you can play the 5 notes, we will move to the higher register. You will learn to do some simple exercises and play melodies.
After playing melodies on both register and the five basic notes, we will learn how to bend a note and lower it by half step. This will be followed by some exercises. Once this is mastered, we will go deeper and learn different techniques such as vibrato and lowering notes by a full tone.
We will put stress on playing each note clearly and strongly and listen to your own playing more carefully. You will learn some techniques on how to better your sound and get rid of common bad habits. You will learn to play in tune and be able to play melodies of different styles with more confidence.
Introduction to Honkyoku (meditation music) and the basics of it. This will give you a better understanding of a new concept that we will introduce which is ” Ma” or space. Ma is used especially in Honkoyku playing.
Ma is basically a space between two notes. It is not rhythmical but it is something that you feel within a musical phrase, it can be slightly longer or shorter depending on the melody
We will focus on writing and reading Japanese Shakuhachi notation in comparison with Western notation.
We will progressively learn to play more complicated songs. This will lead you to the different courses we have for you.
We are in the process of creating more lessons for beginners and intermediate and advanced
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