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10 Easy Pentatonic Melodies for Beginners

10 Easy Pentatonic Melodies

Shakuhachi Music for beginners. 6 melodies in the first register (Otsu) + 4 melodies in Otsu and Kan.


Exercises & Practice

Honkyoku for Beginners

This booklet is meant for shakuhachi beginner students who are already able to play the basic scale from RO Otsu (first register) up to Chi Kan (second register). This is NOT an “absolute beginners” guide, as there are no indications about how to make a sound, hold the flute or change octave.


Simplified versions of KYOREI, YAMATO CHOSHI, HONTE CHOSHI, TAMUKE with preparatory exercises. 32 pages of breathing exercises, basic techniques and ornaments, fingering charts, explanations about the music and easy versions. 23 private tracks to download and play along with + 4 recordings of the original versions IMPORTANT: The notations of the original versions are NOT included in this booklet. Only the recordings. As soon I receive your payment I will send you the PDF-file with the link to the audio playlist.


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Read a review about this product (24-07-2021)

The Honkyoku for Beginners book of four basic honkyoku pieces along with exercises to assist with playing them has been a huge boost to my Shakuhachi practice! The exercises really helped to develop the techniques needs for each specific piece and the ‘bare bones’ pieces themselves are a delight to play. Explanations accompanying each of the pieces provides a good background as well. One of the biggest benefits for me were the inclusion of meri-kari fingerings and explanations along with other basic honkyoku techniques! It was as if a lightbulb went off and suddenly these obscure things like nayashi, oshi, uchi and atari all made sense and using her related audio files I am now able to understand and play them.As a sincere student of Shakuhachi but not having access to a teacher, I find this book an incredible benefit! Thanks so much for sharing your experience and talents with us Hélène Seiyu Codjo!
Robert Johnson


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