The Single Tone: A Personal Journey Into Shakuhachi Music

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The quintessential insider's view of Japan's culture and music. Originally written in Japanese and winner of the Rennyo Award for non-fiction, author Christopher Yohmei Blasdel - an American who has resided in Japan since 1972 - writes about his experiences studying, performing and teaching the traditional shakuhachi bamboo flute. His encounters with various Japanese - from world-famous artists, w...

Paperback: 167 pages
Publisher: Printed Matter Press (January 4, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1933175095
ISBN-13: 978-1933175096
Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 3437025
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu book

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This is an easy read. Which is why I did not give it five stars. The book dutifully details the author's journey as a gaijin trying to introduce Japanese people to their own rich musical heritage, and the author's wonderful multi-cultural musical asp...



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ons, respected scholars to arrogant diplomats - provide thoughtful insight into the Japanese mind. He also demonstrates the universal appeal of the shakuhachi by performing it around the world: in the jungles of Guatemala, the ancient banquet halls of the Republic of Georgia, and the wind-swept Indian reservations of New Mexico.