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How do you use Tamuke?

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Kiku Day


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PostPosted: 2013-10-17, 11:23    Post subject: How do you use Tamuke? Reply with quote

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Hello everybody

I have yet another Tamuke question?

How do you use Tamuke when playing?

Does Tamuke mean anything special to you?

For me, Tamuke was the first piece I learned, so I feel deeply connected to it.
For me Tamuke is a conversation with someone or something.... whether it is a recently deceased person, my ancestors, spirituality....

But I'd love to hear how other people use Tamuke?
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PostPosted: 2013-10-17, 16:14    Post subject: How do you use Tamuke? Reply with quote

I'm going to say something which may earn me some odd looks: I love Tamuke. Well, that's not so unusual. What might be strange is the way that the piece appeals to me. If my partner is around she usually tells me to stop playing it and do something less depressing. I get what this piece is intended for, and I also can appreciate that it's mournful qualities could make it difficult for a listener, but when I'm playing it I find it very uplifting. As I learned the piece, I was told what the different sections meant, and what sorts of emotions to go for, but rather than going down that route, I prefer to play in an emotionally neutral way. In other words, rather than trying to simulate a particular emotion in different parts, I allow the playing to create the emotions in me, which are then fed back into the playing. And honestly, when that happens, I find myself oddly cheered up. It sounds odd, but for me, Tamuke is a cheerful piece, and among my favourites.
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Plume Blanche


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PostPosted: 2013-10-19, 20:11    Post subject: How do you use Tamuke? Reply with quote

Tamuke is my favorite piece. (but I am not able to play, then if I use it I use it wrong!)

I had always listened to it as the expression of a shout, a melancholy and an expression of a sadness further to the loss of a dear being.

Your point of view made me it listen to as a conversation. And now it seems obvious. A conversation on the higher evoked theme.
Don't give up. Nomally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door. (Paulo Coelho).
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