Lesson #23 – Sanya Sugagaki

Today Jon and I continued with Sanya Sugagaki.   Jon is very methodical in his teaching and goes over every note in Jin Nyodo’s notation, which fits my analytic personality wonderfully.  If you are familiar with his notation, it’s highly documented and so it’s very nice for a student to know exactly what to do and when.  Little things like a ‘2 hit’  on a TSU…even though some players may hit 1, 3, or even 4 on the same note.

We made it through line 6 of Kurahashi’s notation and so far I feel the piece is quite easy, with maybe the exception of timing.  A lot of repetition.  The latest challenge for me has been the Kinko rules.  Shadings, hiku/dasu’s on meri notes and such are fairly new, with the exception of Kumoijishi.

I also received an email today from a Facebook friend Takuzan Okada inviting me (an I’m pretty sure anyone who is going to WSF and has a shakuhachi), to the “One Bamboo” performance in Takatsukishi the day after the Festival.  Kurahashi Sensei mentioned this last week and it’s nice to see such a quick follow up.  I’m very much looking forward to playing with so many excellent musicians!

Gassho,

Dokan

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~ by shards72 on February 11, 2012.

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