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shamisen - a japanese three-stringed instrument

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Uploaded on Jul 27, 2006

Amazing shamisen music!

The player's name: Osanai Kaoru

The song's name: tsugaru-jonkara-bushi

The scale of the song:
1shaku,8sun (6pon chousi)
Niagari tuning
position 0 3 4 6 9 10 12 14 16 19

His playing style: He doesn't do technical playing so much,but plays in a rahter simple way.He uses two kinds of touch(mae-bachi ushiro-bachi,the two is called Bachizuke).With Bachizuke,he makes various beautiful tone.

How to play shamisen: Hit strings with Bachi(the large pick)vertically to body,so strings touches body part.When strings touches body,it makes percussive sound.And you have to push strings with your nail when playing the shamisen.

Other amazing shamisen videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKOIzX...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0i_jj...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRvo3B...

伝統的奏法による津軽じょんから節です。三味線には「さわり」と呼ばれる仕組みがあり­、糸どうしを共鳴させることができます。また、三の糸(一番細い糸)は(人差し指を使­うところでは)爪で押さえるので、触れる面積が小さく、よって音の損失が小さいので澄­んだ音になります。また、常に撥先が、糸と皮に同時に当たるようにしているので、打楽­器のような響きも得られます。

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