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Christian Grobmeier
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PostPosted: 2011-09-28, 15:48    Post subject: Songs for a birth Reply with quote

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Tamuke/Eko needs to be played if somebody dies.

I wonder if there are Honkyoku songs to play if somebody has been born?

Around me there are many newborn suddenly.

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PostPosted: 2011-09-28, 18:04    Post subject: Songs for a birth Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 2011-09-28, 18:20    Post subject: Songs for a birth Reply with quote

Thanks.

I have not learned this piece yet, but now I will ask my teacher if he can teach it to me.
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PostPosted: 2011-09-28, 19:07    Post subject: Songs for a birth Reply with quote

Christian Brobmeier wrote:
Around me there are many newborn suddenly.

Recommendations?



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PostPosted: 2011-09-28, 19:39    Post subject: Songs for a birth Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 2011-09-28, 23:49    Post subject: Songs for a birth Reply with quote

Except for the few people on the forum who are masters or prodigies or both ... I would think that anything calm, quiet and welcoming in tone and spirit would be great to play.

If you know no particular piece of music well enough, I should think that a short, heartfelt improvisation would be fine.

If Sa'an is too daunting (or long), try Choshi or even Hi Fu Mi Cho.

For me the important thing is that I perform the piece as a dedication or an offering to the person or being. I usually do this as a part of personal prayer or meditation. No one else is involved.

If you are at the actual birth, or at a gathering celebrating the birth, remember that the mother, child and the father are the stars of the show and not the flute player. Keep it low-profile, short and sincere.
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PostPosted: 2011-09-29, 10:03    Post subject: Songs for a birth Reply with quote

Thanks, Hi Fu Mi has indeed an interesting meaning behind.

x moran wrote:

If you are at the actual birth, or at a gathering celebrating the birth, remember that the mother, child and the father are the stars of the show and not the flute player. Keep it low-profile, short and sincere.


I do not intend to play in public or with listeners. It is part of personal meditation.
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PostPosted: 2011-09-29, 16:36    Post subject: Songs for a birth Reply with quote

San'an is played for a safe, easy birthing. My partner and I were in Japan during the pregnancies of both our children. My Dokyoku teacher Kinya Sogawa played it for both occasions. Before the piece is played, rice is poured through the bamboo. It should be save and eaten shortly after.

In my own experience of playing for newborns (in addition to my own two, we had seven nieces and nephews in the past 8 years), I've gathered that long sweet tones are the best.
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PostPosted: 2011-10-01, 15:14    Post subject: Songs for a birth Reply with quote

I have a baby here as well. Look what the big ones did.

Very new. very small.

Only 1.2 in length with 100g weight. But i am happy that it is not screaming. Only when blowed to hard.

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