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Tsugaru Sansagari Kyokubiki

津軽三下り

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

History (Takahashi Yujiro):

This virtuosic shamisen improvisation (kyokubiki) is based on the song "Tsugaru Sansagari". (Sansagari is a shamisen tuning.) Tsugaru-jamisen is one of the few Japanese traditions that allows significant improvisation, which comes to the fore particularly in the solo style. Tsugaru-jamisen contests small and large have long been common. In one early format, two or three players each improvised for a couple of minutes, continuing until all but one had run out of new ideas.

Tsugaru Sansagari Kyokubiki appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Jonkara


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

    This virtuosic shamisen improvisation (kyokubiki) is based on the song "Tsugaru Sansagari". (Sansagari is a shamisen tuning.) Tsugaru-jamisen is one of the few Japanese traditions that allows significant improvisation, which comes to the fore particularly in the solo style. Tsugaru-jamisen contests small and large have long been common. In one early format, two or three players each improvised for a couple of minutes, continuing until all but one had run out of new ideas.

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


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