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» Learning Choshi

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I am using the notation I have and watching a Youtube video of it being played taizan-ha style by Mori-san. I have been playing 'u' using the 4th hole as a grace note to start it off. I noticed he is using 'ro'. At least it looks that way to me. I really like this sound. Just wondering if I'm seeing/hearing that correctly? Everything I've read/heard/seen says use the 4th hole. IS this another one of those Taizan mind tricks....this is not the 'u' you're looking for.


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4th hole is open and then closed to start choshi. At least that is how I was taught.


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I can't remember. I will have to consult my sheet music, to see. I had just started that piece, anyway, when I stopped my lessons.


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4th hole is open and then closed to start choshi. At least that is how I was taught.

Im actually talking about the second phrase...'u'.


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Post #5

4 in air also with a bounce. in other words strike twice.


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David, the ro strike is a variant to close the re on the first breath tsu-re re phrase. The second breath phrase u-u meri Mori-san uses an advanced technique he calls a wedge breath--a forced air increase-- with a meri that substitutes for a strike (atari) on the fourth hole. Mori-san uses a lot of advanced techniques that's personal to his style. Here's a link to a more standard technique for Choshi to play along with. http://www.youtube.com/user/BambooSound#p/a/u/0/9EG7uWS2KiU


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