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Shakuhachi learning books, playing advice & some useful links
Shakuhachi learning books:
Abbott, Carl. Blowing Zen: One Breath, One Mind.
Blasdel, Christopher Yohmei. The Shakuhachi. A Manual for Learning A detailed explanation of how to play and read Kinko-ryu style shakuhachi together with a more detailed historical narrative, plus practice exercises and a CD.
Grous, Robert. Introductory Manual for Kinko Honkyoku
Koga, Masayuki. Shakuhachi: Japanese Bamboo Flute.
Neptune, John Kaizan. Shakuhachi Introduction on how to play and read Tozan-ryu style shakuhachi with practice exercises and a CD.
Schlefer, James Nyoraku. 2000. Shakuhachi Workbook: Daily Practice Exercises for Technical Development. Willits: Tai Hei Shakuhachi.
Schlefer, James Nyoraku. The Practical Shakuhachi Etudes for Technical Development.
Taniguchi, Yoshinobu. How to Play the Shakuhachi: A Guide to the Japanese Bamboo Flute
Tokuyama Takashi with Weiss, Barry. TAKE-NO-MICHI – The Path of Bamboo: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning
The above books are available from Monty Levenson at: www.shakuhachi.com
Playing advice links:
Playing Tips by David Sawyer
Mujitsu and Tairaku’s Shakuhachi BBQ (www.shakuhachiforum.com) – USA based shakuhachi forum.
After almost three year hiatus, this shakuhachi forum sprung back into activity in January 2014. A rich source of all aspects of the shakuhachi.