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Japanese traditional music

Posted: February 3rd, 2007, 3:50 pm
by Hiba

Is there anyone here enjoys Japanese traditional instrument?

I myself is a big maniac of this field. Here I found the page you can listen to Japanese traditional instruments such as Koto (stringed one), Shamisen, Shakuhachi and folk songs.

Have a look and relax.

Posted: February 22nd, 2007, 11:21 pm
by Watusa
i've heard taiko drumming can be pretty crazy; people beating 11 over 9 and stuff. although, brazilians often do that too. i wish i could :(

Posted: February 24th, 2007, 7:36 am
by stuckie27
I enjoy it, I wish I had more of it, Do you know a good source?

Posted: February 26th, 2007, 12:49 pm
by Hiba

Here is another link

I enjoy the Koto pieces named Banshu (end of the Fall) and Sakura Sakura (cherry blossom).

Posted: February 26th, 2007, 1:39 pm
by TheRealChris
I would reccomend for every kind of music you like (including japanese).
its some kind of free portal that is leading to thousands of free internet radios. all you need is the (of course free) winamp media player ( ) and you have access to more than 17thousand radio stations all over the world :)
there's also a good plugin for the winamp player with which you can save the radioprogram to your computer.

Posted: February 27th, 2007, 11:47 pm
by taipan
And who does like Japanese instrumental, for example dzho khisaishi?

Posted: March 1st, 2007, 2:35 pm
by Watusa
i really like what he did with studio ghibli, but i haven't really heard any of his other stuff.

Posted: March 4th, 2007, 1:30 am
by akugami
does anybody know where to get a free soundloop (tradidtional japanese, f.i. koto, shamisen, shakuhachi, taiko) for the acoustic backround of a flashbased homepage?

Posted: April 3rd, 2007, 9:58 am
by eric_son
Check out the jpop group, 'RIN.
They're an all female trio. They do pop but they use traditional instruments like the Shakuhachi, Biwa, Koto (and Dai Koto) and Shamisen.

I like them a lot.

Home Page:

Try visiting YouTube and do a search for "SAKITAMA". It's one of their more popular tracks.

Posted: April 3rd, 2007, 5:38 pm
by akugami
three pretty girls! if their music is what i'm looking for i'll know as soon as i'll get to a system with sound. but anyway, thanks for that hint!

Posted: December 23rd, 2008, 7:12 pm
by oriman 217
I love the Shamisen . Ever hear of the Yoshida Brother's. Pure sweetness. 8)