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Topics relating to the active practice of shamisen. Ask for advice, share tips and ideas!


For notation/score related to shamisen. *Please do not post actual notation on the Bachido Forum, as it may be subject to deletion. Thank you!

Share Your Music

Practicing a new song or technique? Post a video and share your progress! Don’t be shy, everyone is super supportive of all skill levels and offers positive advice & encouragement!


Building a homemade shamisen and want to share pictures with the community? Have a question about repairing shamisen? Post it all here!


Have questions about Bachido products? Want to sell your used shamisen? Use this category! (Note: For current customer orders, please contact Kyle directly)


Any cool shamisen/Japanese-related events happening in your area? Workshops, Concerts or Demonstrations, please tell us about it!

Shamisen of Japan Errata

Notice an error in the book? Tell us here!


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