Summer’s slowly approaching here in Germany and the Renaissance fairs are sprouting like weed. Usually my time to go busking here and there, swinging my lute and playing some folky traditionals with friends.
My shamisen just wouldn’t wanna stay at home, since I like to experiment. So I tried to transscribe some songs from lute to shamisen (basic melody only though) and I had a nice mashup with a bagpipe player today. The shamisen might be the first string instrument to outplay a larger market pipe, when it comes down to loudness.
But since I just fiddled myself into shamisen since December 2016 (bought one from Katoh-san, truly a great experience being there), I lack “complexity” in my playing. I can do some minyo pieces, as well as some tsugaru but far from perfection. So I’d love to have your opinion and maybe some improvement on my tabbing. One of my real problems are tacts or metrics, since I mostly play by ear… these are the first tabs I’ve ever done.
It looks really shabby and don’t mind my handwriting.
But I had no other possibility, since the shamisen composer is down or was nowhere to be found. Except for the site-files, but apparently I am to dumb to use it.