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Shakuhachi Tone shaping

 
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PostPosted: 2016-04-16, 18:10    Post subject: Shakuhachi Tone shaping Reply with quote

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I really like this song; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReliEoSYidA
It's from a television series and I'm learning the shakuhachi parts (primarily by ear and with some help from a audio to midi converter program, which doesn't always work that great but gives you a general sense of how a piece goes and is quite accurate when it comes to getting the key of a particular song right).

It's in F major as far as I know and can hear, the relative of D minor, it is played on a 1.8 shakuhachi as I can guess by the key. The shakuhachi player in the song is Fujiwara Dozan I believe and he particulary playes the notes in the pentatonic minor scale of the shakuhachi (D F G A and C - ro, tsu, re, chi and ri).


Now, the practical, or maybe less practical, question I would like to ask is:
"How do I achieve his tone/timbre?"

I practice robuki like every day and when I don't get to play on a particular day I practice double the time on the nex day, that way I know I need to practice to not fall behind and need to practice everything all at once as practicing in a long run isn't that good neither. (It's a little psychological trick to keep a little on schedule every day as with daily practice comes mastery.)
So my tone improves from time to time but still I wander how he achieves this particular tone as I don't really hear it in other shakuhachi recordings, only this song.
Is it by multi tracking (recording multiple shakuhachi parts and then playing them together), his shakuhachi, studio effects, the particular arrangement of the song (so other instruments that empower the shakuhachi tone which aren't audible on their own but create a 'bigger shakuhachi tone') or is he just such a great master and does he get his tone by practice/himself?

I know I should develop my own sound but I feel like that should be my sound as well if you know what I'm trying to explain. It touches me deep inside.
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PostPosted: 2016-04-17, 16:35    Post subject: Shakuhachi Tone shaping Reply with quote

kjell159, it sounds like perhaps the reason for the tone you hear might be all of the factors you have mentioned. There are a number of effects on the shakuhachi in the sound, and they change during the recording as well. Also, the tone the player has is very strong, representing years of experience- and the flute probably is also very good. All of these things can be within your reach, I believe. THe majority of the tone that I hear comes from the player himself and the flute.
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PostPosted: 2016-04-18, 20:34    Post subject: Shakuhachi Tone shaping Reply with quote

I guess someone else just has to verify what I was already thinking about. Confused
I just keep practicing then. Smile
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