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Tsugaru Jongara Kyokubiki

This is a piece of genre Min'yo from the Min'yo School.

History (Takahashi Ryozan):

Tsugaru is part of Tohoku (Sendai province). In this part of the country we find many very popular min-yo and some very unusual and brilliant melodies known as tsugaru-jamisen are played on the futo shamisen (with the thickest fingerboard). The tsugaru-jamisen are generally played at the beginning of ceremonies or celebrations.

Tsugaru Jongara Kyokubiki appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Min'yo - Folk Song from Japan - Takahashi Yujiro and friends None

    This flashy shamisen trio was arranged by Takahashi Yujiro based on the song "Tsugaru Jongara Bushi". The present recording features an improvised sols by Yujiro sandwiched by fixed sections. Often he and his students perform this with competing solos, in the spirit of earlier times.

    Copyright 1999 - Dr David W. Hughes
    e-mail dh6@soas.ac.uk

Minyo of Tohoku None

    Tsugaru is part of Tohoku (Sendai province). In this part of the country we find many very popular min-yo and some very unusual and brilliant melodies known as tsugaru-jamisen are played on the futo shamisen (with the thickest fingerboard). The tsugaru-jamisen are generally played at the beginning of ceremonies or celebrations.


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