Reading standard notation with Shamisen


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


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 -



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


Ah, I see. No, they don’t correlate.