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I've been listening to a LOT of honkyoku lately and i've noticed that there seem to be certain combintations of intervals/notes
that are played more often than others.
such as Ha Ro, or Tsu Re....
is there a (somewhat) complete list of "must know" intervals that pop up a lot in traditional music?
I'm practicing Ha Ro quite a lot and find that isolating that inverval alone has worked well.
I know, i know, ideally in a perfect world we should practice them all..... but how about a short list of "uber important intervals"
thanks in advance.
I am pretty new to Honkyoku, so I don't have a list for you. However, I have been doing the same thing for some of the combinations in Kyorei and noticed some improvement as well.
in kan, chi meru to hi and otsu u to ri. in kan ha ni-yon-go (2.4.5) to ah, and ah to hi. otsu or kan tsu meru to ro is common. also in kan chi meru to u comes to mind. u san (kan) to chi. hi meru to chi. otsu u dai-meru to tsu meru. you can reverse a lot of these to.
I think I have heard about a an academic article which talks about all the elements(or phrases) that exist in the honkyoku. I tried to find it but so far with no success. Can anyone help?
The whole of honkyoku seems to be pretty much like an asamblage of a set of beads on a string. The set remains the same, yet the order changes. My 2 cents.