This booklet is just a little intro on the wonderful music of Japan.

Min’yo is a genre of traditional Japanese music, and Min’yo songs are connected to forms of work or to specific trades and were originally sung between work time or specific jobs. At first, I was thinking to do a solo shakuhachi recording to accompany the booklet, but I thought it would be more fun to add play-along tracks to go with it.

The play-along tracks are in no way traditional. We added a contemporary twist to the tracks. They are high quality and great to perform in public.

I included notation in Western (for the classical/jazz musicians) and traditional Japanese for the shakuhachi players.

I want to thank my Shakuhachi teacher Michael Chikuzen Gould for his inspirational teaching! I am grateful to him for opening my eyes and ears to Miny’yo music and to the Zen Honkyoku music.


Credits:
Geni Skendo: Shakuhachi
Ben Levin: guitar arrangements & performance
Joe Miura: Japanese Notation entry
Yumi Sugamote: Finale editing
Alison Thomas: Editing
Ed Beaty: Cover & Advices

Recorded Mix & Masters By Geni Skendo

11 Japanese Minyo Folk Songs

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Book/Playalong Western and Japanese Traditional Notation. $20.00 Digital Download!

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  1. 1 Komoro Mago Uta 02:35
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  2. 2 Honen Koi Bushi 01:41
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  3. 3 Iso Bushi 01:31
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  4. 4 Miyagino Uta 01:44
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  5. 5 Hakata Komoro Uta 01:53
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  6. 6 Aikawa Ondo 01:31
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  7. 7 Gujo Bushi 02:00
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  8. 8 Momisuri Uta 01:37
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  9. 9 Yosakoi Bushi 01:30
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  10. 10 Natsu No Yame 01:32
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  11. 11 Otachizake 01:35
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  12. 12 Komoro Mago Uta Playalong track 02:39
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  13. 13 Honen Koi Bushi Playalong Track 01:41
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  14. 14 Iso Bushi Playalong Track 01:29
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  15. 15 Miyagino Uta Playalong Track 01:44
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  16. 16 Hakata Komori Uta Playalong Track 01:54
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  17. 17 Aikawa Ondo Playalong Track 01:27
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  18. 18 Gujo Bushi Playalong Track 01:59
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  19. 19 Momisuri Uta Playalong Track 01:37
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  20. 20 Yosakoi Bushi Playalong Track 01:28
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