Complete information about the shakuhachi I make.
Shakuhachi Repair & Restoration
A complete service for the repair and restoration of traditional instruments as well as bore enhancement for shakuhachi with acoustical problems.
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Instructional books, tapes, CDs & videos to help you learn how the play the shakuhachi and read the traditional notation. All of the books in English related to shakuhachi and some in Japanese. Also, playing guides for North Indian bansuri, Chinese dizi, Native North American & bamboo side-blown flute.
A comprehensive list of books on how to make your own bamboo flute. Craft manuals for shakuhachi, Native American and side-blown bamboo flute. Extensive information on wind instrument design & acoustics. Books on bamboo.
Shakuhachi sheet music in traditional and western notation. Also music for Native American flute.
Over 150 titles of traditional & modern shakuhachi music as well as bamboo and ethnic flute music around the world.
Three volume Shakuhachi Video Playing Guide in English. Flutecraft videos.
Everything you need to order instruments and other items. Download an order form here.
If you are considering purchasing a new or second-hand instrument from an auction site or private seller, Tai Hei Shakuhachi offers a free evolution of the instrument including a complete analysis of its acoustic and aesthetic qualities.
Hear traditional honkyoku & modern compositions. Download free software that let's you hear complete compositions of traditional and modern shakuhachi music.
Download shakuhachi notation software along with a tuner and sound color analyzer . . . all for free! Comprehensive fingering chart with information on pitch, Japanese notation and western five-line staff equivalents. How best to amplify your sound and more.
Reprints of magazine articles, web sites & publications.
North Indian Bansuri, Chinese D'Tzu, South American Kena and Zampona (Panpipes), Native North American and Bamboo Flutes. Books, playing guides & sheet music for many of these instruments.
Links and information on bamboo . . . the plant and resource.
Tai Hei Shakuhachi 's story in pictures.Making flutes, my workshop in Japan, harvesting bamboo.
Sites on the WWW related to shakuhachi, flute making & bamboo. See the new links page for koto & shamisen players.
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