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PostPosted: 2014-10-27, 23:14    Post subject: Books about the Shakuhachi Reply with quote

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Hi Folks,

I started learning the Shakuhachi half a year ago using a german book (which must be the only german one), also I use the fantastic "The Shakuhachi - a manual for learning" by Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, and "Blowing Zen" by Carl Abott.

I've played most of the beginner pieces and come to Kurokami. While I fight with it I was wondering, if there are any books that are important to know at this time.
I know that in english there are many books for learning, so I guess my question is: which one should I read? Maybe you have any advice. I know, there is already a Thread with a similar theme but I'm not asking here only for books about learning but also about the Shakuhachi, maybe as biography (like Ray Brooks book "Blowing Zen").
Or - to say it different - what books about the Shakuhachi do you read? Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2014-10-27, 23:42    Post subject: Books about the Shakuhachi Reply with quote

Gunnar Jinmei Linder "Notes on kinko ryu shakuhachi honkyoku. Performance techniques, analysis classification explanation
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PostPosted: 2014-10-27, 23:46    Post subject: Books about the Shakuhachi Reply with quote

"The single tone" Christopher Yohmei Blasdel
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PostPosted: 2014-10-28, 09:53    Post subject: Books about the Shakuhachi Reply with quote

The Annals of the Inernational Shakuhachi society Vol. 1 and 2
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PostPosted: 2014-10-28, 14:55    Post subject: Books about the Shakuhachi Reply with quote

There is a link to Gunnar Linder’s doctoral dissertation “Deconstructing Tradition in Japanese Music: A Study of Shakuhachi, Historical Authenticity and Transmission of Tradition”.

http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:488776/FULLTEXT01.pdf
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PostPosted: 2014-10-29, 03:25    Post subject: Books about the Shakuhachi Reply with quote

In alphabetical order, a few other books in addition to those mentioned above, including one book which is not specifically about shakuhachi, but might offer some perspective on what we do as players of a foreign instrument... though I'm not sure if reading them will help to play Kurokami...

Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music, Alison Tokita and David Hughes

Contemporary Music Review Volume 8 part 2, features a good range of articles related to shakuhachi

History of Japanese Music, Eta Harich-Schneider

Notes on Kinko-ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku, Gunnar Linder

The Study of Ethnomusicology:31 Issues and Concepts, Bruno Nettl

Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments, William Malm

Yearning for the Bell: A Study of Transmission in the Shakuhachi Honkyoku Tradition, Riley Lee
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PostPosted: 2014-10-29, 21:53    Post subject: Books about the Shakuhachi Reply with quote

Wow - much stuff to read for the holidays! Smile Thank you very much. I already ordered "The single tone" and "Notes on Kinko-ryu Shakuhachi".
The study "Deconstructing Tradition in Japanese Music" I've downloaded already some months ago but didn't have the time until now to take a closer look at it.
So again, thanks for your advices!
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