Oh wow! I have not seen this video in years! For some reason I could never find it. Thank you for posting this!
I wonder what tuning he’s using? A lot of these contemporary players often seem to be in tunings other than niagari. Any suggestions anyone? Even tunings you may like.
Hey Neil, I would gladly answer you’re question. The tuning I believe he is using is D A D. If you would like to know more about tuning, here is a video that helped my when I first started playing Shamisen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDUyP9IhRLA
Masakatsu has some great stuff on his YouTube channel. Here’s an original:
and a cover (yes, there is shamisen…wait for it…):
If like me you decide to look for his album on Amazon, it’s listed under “Asian Supernova, Tokyo Saizensen”.
This is such a brilliant idea!
I love her technique, can’t stop watching her. IT’s one of the Ki&Ki shamisen girls if I’m right…
Yes, that is right. It is one of the Ki&Ki girls, but I do not know her name.
Me neither, I’m following them on facebook but never really noticed if she is putting her real name there. Ki&Ki are some of my favorite shamisen players