Reading standard notation with Shamisen


#1

Are there any tutorials for reading standard notation to play the Shamisen?


#2

Hi Kabukiman!

By ‘standard’, do you mean western notation, or the main kinds for shamisen?
Regarding shamisen-specific notation, there are a few styles for different genres of shamisen music. For Tsugaru style (which is like tableture), I have information about that in my free online Crash Course - https://bachido.com/school/crash-course-1/chapter-1

Cheers!
Kyle


#3

I meant Western notation specificalllt, should have clarified that. Do the traditional and Western notation correlate in some way?


#4

Ah, I see. No, they don’t correlate.