My name is Ricardo and I’m a shamisen player/student based in Brazil.
I have no musical education and actually the shamisen is my first experience playing an instrument.
I’ve been playing for a year and I use a plastic bachi. It has been serving me well but some friends started using a bekkou bachi and they totally swear by it, saying it’s a much better playing experience.
But since my friends are much more experienced musicians and shamisen players, I wondered if a newbie like myself would actually feel the difference.
Do you guys think it’s a good idea for a newbie like me to make the switch to the bekkou? Or should I get more practice and playing experience before acquiring it?