ESS Shakuhachi Forum Forum Index ESS Shakuhachi Forum
Practice, Culture and History of Japanese Bamboo Flute 尺八. A Project of the European Shakuhachi Society (ESS)
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Need advice on playing incorrectly (!)

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ESS Shakuhachi Forum Forum Index -> ESS Forums -> The Dōjō
Previous topic :: Next topic  
Author Message
spiralofhope
Member

Offline

Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 15

PostPosted: 2011-06-02, 00:19    Post subject: Need advice on playing incorrectly (!) Reply with quote

PublicitéSupprimer les publicités ?
Yes, I want to know how to play WRONG.

One cannot be told to "relax" and simply do it. To understand what it is to be relaxed, one learns to tense this way and that way, and begins to understand the difference between tensing on purpose and general tension in daily life.

So to help my understanding of the shakuhachi, I would like to know about every bad habit anyone can think of. I want to try them all so I can understand them better and avoid them in the future.

Here is a rough list of some of my ideas, and some I've read elsewhere:


  • Tense your shoulders.
  • Move your elbows out from your body.
  • Crane your neck, pointing your chin away from your body.
  • If a note sounds wrong, halt your breathing. Take another breath and try again.
  • While blowing a note, move the flute around to help get a clearer note.
  • While blowing a note, move your jaw to get a clearer note.
  • Keep your bottom lip close to the blowing edge.


I would appreciate thoughts on these, and any other ideas.

What bad habits did/do you have, which you needed/need to improve upon?
Back to top
Visit poster’s website
andy carter
Member

Offline

Joined: 04 Apr 2011
Posts: 20

PostPosted: 2011-07-06, 21:59    Post subject: Need advice on playing incorrectly (!) Reply with quote

check out my music im sure its all wrong but hey who cares I love playing and I am self taught
Back to top
Contenu Sponsorisé






PostPosted: Today at 20:45    Post subject: Need advice on playing incorrectly (!)

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ESS Shakuhachi Forum Forum Index -> ESS Forums -> The Dōjō All times are GMT + 2 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

Index | Create a free forum | Free support forum | Free forums directory | Report a violation | Conditions générales d'utilisation
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2017 phpBB Group