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#51 2009-01-22 21:02:05

Tairaku 太楽
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Re: Teacher/No Teacher

ABRAXAS wrote:

Would anyone who loves shakuhachi avoid learning under the tutelage of a traditional certified instructor if they had the opportunity? Probably not.

There are a lot of people in this category. Scan the archives of the forum.


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#52 2009-01-22 21:04:07

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Re: Teacher/No Teacher

I could imagine someone hating Hendrix if their thing was Lawrence Welk or Kenny G.

Not personally mind you, but I understand the concept of "there is no disputing matters of taste."

I'm about the only person I know who likes more songs by Yoko Ono solo than I do by John Lennon solo.


"Shakuhachi music stirs up both gods and demons." -- Ikkyu.

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#53 2009-01-22 21:08:20

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Re: Teacher/No Teacher

Tairaku wrote:

ABRAXAS wrote:

Would anyone who loves shakuhachi avoid learning under the tutelage of a traditional certified instructor if they had the opportunity? Probably not.

There are a lot of people in this category. Scan the archives of the forum.

Is it usually a sincere point of principle for them, or another way of saying "I can't afford formal lessons"?

I'm the walking definition of unsocial, and as much as I would like to train under a qualified traditional instructor, if it was someone I couldn't stand on a personal level I would hold out until another opportunity presented itself. Also, I generally wouldn't gripe about money, but it would be unlikely that I would drive more than an hour in any direction to attend lessons. Quirks abound.

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#54 2009-01-23 01:16:47

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Re: Teacher/No Teacher

ABRAXAS wrote:

I'm the walking definition of unsocial...

You don't have to be social to learn from a teacher; you just have to pay attention.


Zen is not easy.
It takes effort to attain nothingness.
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Bupkes.

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#55 2009-01-23 07:54:33

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Re: Teacher/No Teacher

edosan wrote:

ABRAXAS wrote:

I'm the walking definition of unsocial...

You don't have to be social to learn from a teacher; you just have to pay attention.

Exactly! wink


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#56 2009-01-23 11:31:07

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Re: Teacher/No Teacher

i'm the exact opposite.... i have to drive 8 hrs  (one way) to take lessons with Phil James.  I've only had a few but i'll continue to do it until i'm able to find one closer....or move.

I'm a music teacher myself...(14yrs)  and i still take lessons......   Perry Yung takes lessons....   if the pro's still take lessons.......   then I DEFINATELY need lessons...... and i'm gonna do whatever it takes to get 'em...  smile



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