Having trolled around the interwebs the past few days looking for modern methods to engrave shamisen music, I stumbled across @threedaymonk and his LilyPond extension (awesome, btw: Making Tsugaru notation with LilyPond) and @Arcandius with his musescore font (Musescore Shamisen Font)
Unless someone has already done this, I am planning on making some templates in Finale, Sibelius, and Dorico for shamisen notation. The bulk of my time is spent in these programs for my work, and I have not been able to find anything in these geared for shamisen–but I could be wrong. Since these are the three main engraving programs on the market, I think it would be awesome to see shamisen notation available in them.
Since I am still fairly new to shamisen and to its notation system, it would be a great help if there was a catalog of the symbols and their locations. If this exists, or if someone would like to assist with this, I would greatly appreciate it.
Here’s to making legible music!