Saturday, August 26, 2006

Hinomaru

I have been Making noise on the Shakuhachi for almost a year now and I am finaly able to play my first song. I had a few Japanese people on hand to authenticate me getting the song correct. It is a short song only 28 beats, but I am very hapy to have learned to play it. Of course when I tried to play this morning without warming up, Going from low to high registers sounded badly. A lesson learned here. In my daily Zazen practice If I dont do some streaching and "warming up" before I sit I will often find I have pain in my joints or my legs fall asleep. This causes my concentration to go badly. So warm up, Than practice.

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