Hi! I’m Aimi and I’m a guitar player who is interested in learning Shamisen.
My music tastes range from old school Rock N’ Roll, to VisualKei, Traditional Japanese Music, Heavy Metal, Punk Rock, you name it.
I’ve had some interest in the Shamisen for years, as when I was 14, I was first exposed to it after hearing it in a video game soundtrack. Last year, when I turned 16, I began learning guitar, as my other passion is Rock music, especially VisualKei. Many of my favourite VisualKei bands, such as Kiryu, use traditional Japanese instruments, and combine them with Alternative Rock and Metal. When I was 15, I got a cheap Asoviva Sanshin and tried to learn Shamisen off of that, but I gave up. Now, my interest has been revived, I’m working to buy a Nagauta shamisen and begin learning alongside guitar.