Traditional Music in Japanese Music Education: A Practical Research of Shakuhachi Japanese Bamboo Flute and Lesson Plans

Kensho Takeshi (Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 107
EISBN13: 9781522598770|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8042-3.ch006
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The research topic deals with the development of a music education on fundamental approach of teaching shakuhachi traditional music. The shakuhachi is a Japanese bamboo flute with four finger holes in the front and one thumb hole in the back. It is a very simple instrument and is played without a reed. The purpose of the study is to investigate the extent of the interaction of traditional musical issues on Japanese music education by tracing the new music curriculum in 2019. The topic of this study is the development of a fundamental approach of teaching Japanese traditional music. The author demonstrates a basic shakuhachi training method using two to five tones in Japanese traditional children's songs, and Japanese warabeuta (traditional children's songs) and minyo (folk songs). Students study how to make sound, then they play a simple piece. Also, they will be able to study Japanese cultural background through to shakuhachi.
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