How to Produce a Sound on the Shakuhachi
Shakuhachi Pitch Chart
Fingering Chart - Page 1
Shakuhachi Fingering Chart - Page 2
-Sound color analyzer based on FFT with memory
-Multi poupose auto tuner
-Sound volume meter
-Fingering chart of Shakuhachi (Tozan style and Kinko style), Shinobue, Ocarina, Western flute
-Midi sound for tuning
-Available in English language or Japanese
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TECHNIQUES & PERFORMANCE
Tips by Kaoru Kakizakai
English translations of Kakizakai-sensei's articles by Zachary Braverman.
(Isomax 2C - Recommended by John Kaizan Neptune)
Shakukana-Kinko Ryu Notation Software (Download Free)
Caring for your Shakuhachi Flute
The Flute Saver:
A Remarkable Breakthrough in Shakuhachi Care
Proper Procedure for Separating & Re-Joining Two-Piece Shakuhachi
Binding to Repair Cracks in Bamboo
How to Tie a Removable Knot on your Tsuyutoshi
not be in the Constitution, but you have the
Right to Carry a Shakuhachi on an Airplane
Policy statement from the Transportation Safety Administration granting musicians the right to carry a musical instrument in the cabin of any airplane, free of charge. (January 24, 2013)
Traveling musicians got a big boost from Congress with the passage of a sweeping Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that includes new universal standards for storing instruments in flight. Pending issuance of final regulations, the amended law will, among other things, allow travelers to carry aboard any instrument or related gear that can be safely stored in the cabin, rather than risk it being damaged in the plane’s cargo hold or during baggage handling. Included as an amendment to section 403 (“Musical Instruments”) of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (H.R. 658), the bill provides airport personnel with specific guidelines for carry-on instruments — including when musicians may purchase a separate seat for an oversized or fragile instrument — as well as weight and size limits for storing a larger instrument in a plane’s cargo area.
The American Federation of Musicians was successful in lobbying Congress to enact legislation permitting musical instruments on-board airplanes as checked and carry-on luggage. The provision has been passed in a bill by the House of Representatives and the Senate reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Existing law allowed each airline to set their own policy regarding musical instruments. Permitted proportions for instruments varied widely for both carry-on and checked baggage. Checked instruments must now qualify within the uniform weight and size standards set by the bill. Carry-on instruments must be safely stored in overhead compartments or underneath seats. Larger or more delicate instruments have the ability to have seats purchased for transport. The agency reportedly has until Feb. 2014 to implement new standards, which are expected to be drafted within the year.
Too bad they didn't know about this in Portland, Maine.
Traveler's flute causes airport evacuation
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A passenger's flute tucked inside a homemade container triggered the Portland International Jetport's evacuation Tuesday because screeners believed the package could be a bomb. The jetport, where two of the September 11 terrorists set off on their attack on the World Trade Center, was reopened in less than two hours. The passenger was allowed to board his flight after being questioned, but without his flute in the container made of plastic PVC pipe. Eight flights were affected and more than 300 passengers evacuated while bomb technicians investigated. Officials did not identify the flute-playing passenger, who they described as a New England businessman in his 40s and a frequent flyer, because he did nothing illegal. Portland Transportation Director Jeffrey Monroe said passengers should make sure their carry-on bags don't contain items that could raise a security alert. "There are a lot of unique things people travel with that do not seem problematic," he said. "When looked upon by a security officer, they may look suspicious."