The
ANNALS

of the
INTERNATIONAL
SHAKUHACHI
SOCIETY

Volume 2

Dan E. Mayers, ed.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Author Page
Introduction Dan E. Mayers, Editor
Myoanji Dan E. Mayers
   
I) Watazumido Doso Roshi  
Watazumido Doso Roshi  
13
Zen, Zero Zen, No Zen and Watazumidozen Clifton W. Karhu
14
Watazumido Doso Roshi - An Appreciation Dan E. Mayers
16
A Visit with Watazumido Doso Roshi Dan E. Mayers
18
Watazumido Doso Roshi - His Practical Philosophy  
21
The Philosophy of Watazumido Doso Roshi Dan E. Mayers
25
Watazumido Doso Roshi Discography  
26
List of Music Written Watazumido Doso Roshi  
29
   
II Personal Recollections  
Slack Rope and Ra Uwe Walter
37
From Magmo to Ko-Ro Ko-Ro or How My Muraiki Gets Better with Sea Urchin Tony Clark
39
Blowing Shakuhachi Monty H. Levenson
46
"In-Formal" Teaching Richard Hiebinger
61
Meditation Healing with Shakuhachi Veronza Bowers Jr.
67
Playing Shakuhachi with Zero Talent Carl Abbott
70
The Shakuhachi - A Vehicle for the Way Thomas Blietz
73
Shakuhachi Essays Masayuki Koga, edited by Margo Hinkel
75
Zen and the Shakuhachi Dan E. Mayers
80
The Shakuhachi and I Dan E. Mayers
82
Honkyoku - My Love Dan E. Mayers
83
   
III) Shakuhachi Construction  
An American Musician Blows Zen - John Kaizan Neptune Stretches the Boundaries David Colterjohn
87
An Interesting Bore John Kaizan Neptune
89
The Shakuhachi - In Pursuit of an Acoustical Logic Richard Stagg
92
Viva Flutahachi! Sunny Yeung
98
In Search of the Magic Flute - Finding Superior Shakuhachi John Singer
101
Regarding Edo and Other Antique Shakuhachi - An Interview with John Singer Brian Ritchie
104
   
IV) Shakuhachi - Historical Perspectives  
The Kinko-ryu Honkyoku - A Compilation and Translation John Singer
111
The History of the Kyotaku translated by Gen’ichi Tsuge
123
Bamboo Rustling in the Wind Saito Sessan, translated by John Tedford
131
Kinko-ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku History Tatsuya Araki
136
Kaido Honsoku, 1628: The Komoso's Fuke Shakuhachi Credo - On Early 17th Century Ascetic Shakuhachi Ideology Torsten Olafsson
138
The Shakuhachi Among Japanese Immigrant Communities in Latin America Dale A. Olsen
156
The Shakuhachi - A Tool of Zen Dr. Andreas Gutzwiller
161
Isolation and Freedom - Shakuhachi Honkyoku and Contemporary Avant-Garde Music Dr. Andreas Gutzwiller
164
Die Shakuhachi der Kinko Schule Dr. Andreas Gutzwiller, published bv Barenreiter
168
A Century of Shakuhachi Feted David Wheeler
175
The Mystique of the Shakuhachi Karl Signell
177
Stalking the Wild Bore - A Trek into the Heart of Shakuhachi Darkness Monty H. Levenson
182
   
V) Shakuhachi Notation  
The Shakuhachi Chris Pearce
209
Shakuhachi Honkyoku Notation - Written Sources in an Oral Tradition bv Riley Lee
212
Contemporary Notation for the Shakuhachi - A Primer For Composers Jeffrey Lependorf
229
   
VI) In Memoriam  
An Interview with Yamaguchi Goro - A Master of the Shakuhachi Richard W. Fletcher
245
The Secret of Balance - An Encounter with Yamaguchi Goro Christopher Yohmei Blasdel
250
Kikusui - An Appreciation Dan E. Mayers
254
Fukuda Rando Dan E. Mayers
262
   
VII) Book Reviews Dan E. Mayers
Yearning for the Bell Riley Lee
275
The Shakuhachi - A Manual for Learning Christopher Yohmei Blasdel
275
Kinko-ryu - Shakuhachi Instruction Tapes Feruya Teruo
276
The Shakuhachi Tanimura Ko and Kitahara Kozo
276
Blowing Zen Ray Brooks
277
Shakuhachi Workbook and CD James Nyoraku Schlefer
277
   
VIII) Shakuhachi Performance  
How to Play the Shakuhachi - A Guide to the Japanese Bamboo Flute Yoshinobu Taniguchi
281
The Meian Tradition Dan E. Mayers
336
The Minyo Tradition Dan E. Mayers
337
The Transcribers of Kinko-ryu Dan E. Mayers
341
The Chikuho-ryu Dan E. Mayers
350
Ralph Samuelson's Honkyoku Instruction Dan E. Mayers
356

Kinko Ryu Shakuhachi Honkyoku - Analysis of Performance Techniques

 

Volume I: Hi Fu MI Hachi Gaeshi

Ralph Samuelson
357

Volume II: Koku Reibo

Ralph Samuelson
367
"Memory" from Cats - Andrew Lloyd Webber transcribed Sunny Yeung
374
The Tantalising Textures of Japanese Music David Wheeler
375
Practical Exercises for Technical Development James Nyoraku Schlefer
377
Shakuhachi and Flute - Complexities And Contradictions Sunny Yeung
382
   
International Teacher Register  
385
The Bamboo Grove Dan E. Mayers
393

BK16. 402 pages.


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