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Hello fellow Shakuists
I am totally new to this kind of Japanese bamboo flute, and my first instrument is a cheap version a friend bought at eBay (claimed as self-made 1.8 in D). I already have some doubts about the instrument.
At least, just after a few blows I already got my first two sounds! Hope to progress over the months and years.
Usually I am not much into goals - I donít like competitions or having high expectations - but I think, having at least a kind of idealistic target can be a good motivation, if you don't overestimate your ability.
So I have two songs in mind I would like to be able to perform. How long it takes? Who knows? That's never a criterion for me. :-)
Nice to be here.
Welcome to the forum. There is a saying in Japanese, it takes 3 years to learn to shake your head. This is a reference to shakuhachi vibrato but a metaphor for anything. So you can probably learn the 2 songs in 5 minutes but if you want to use vibrato it'll take 3 years.
Thank you for the welcome :-)
As I said, time has not much meaning for me. Even if it would take ten years I am fine with that, because I am not in a hurry.