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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:26 am    Post subject: Funky shamisen work Reply with quote
Sometimes, when you play "odd" musical instruments, you have to try... well, crossing the streams.

The theme from Star Wars

Smoke on the Water

AC/DC's "Back in Black"

Mozart's "Turkish March"

Theme from "The Good The Bad and The Ugly (this one has some cute drama, too!)

Irish drinking songs

Bach's Invention No. 4


Just had to share. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can't watch these at work, but I'm sure they promise to be awesome.

Thanks so much for the links!!!
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Weird things must be shared. Smile


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh my! I liked the good, the bad, and the ugly. Very Happy

Great stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
How about "Highway to Hell" with shamisen and accordian?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VftocVO93uE&NR=1
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
That was so funny. There is only problem though. What happen to the school boy suit (Angus Young)? Laughing


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't think any of the above have anything on the Yoshida Brothers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RERXiliJfdI
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I was recently introduced (virtually, via YouTube) to the Yoshida Bros. Very cool.

Man, if I were still in Japan, I'd be studying the biwa, so as to be able to live out my long-held fantasy of seeing "dueling banjos" played on a biwa and shamisen....


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tony,

You do realize that you've been "remonstrated", yes?
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
AJBryant wrote:
I was recently introduced (virtually, via YouTube) to the Yoshida Bros. Very cool.

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A couple of their albums are available on emusic, one modern, one traditional. Both are well done. They have all kinds of traditional Japanese music EXCEPT for the biwa. I even e-mailed them a request a couple years ago, but nothing yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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A couple of their albums are available on emusic, one modern, one traditional. Both are well done. They have all kinds of traditional Japanese music EXCEPT for the biwa. I even e-mailed them a request a couple years ago, but nothing yet.


Just happened upon this while searching for any music threads. Biwa music is extremely scarce as far as I can tell. I was hoping you guys could turn me on to a site that had some decent quality files.

I stripped Emusic of all it's traditional Japanese music some time ago. you can get the odd shamisen, but it's almost all flute, gagaku, and koto.

If you haven't tried mp3fiesta.com, I would take a serious look. Their prices have plummeted recently. Albums that used to go for $1.20usd are now liek $.35usd. Bit rate needs to be watched though. If you see an artist with a couple of copies of the same album that means one is a higher bit rate than the other. I just spent around $12.00 on a couple of gigs of Middle Eastern and Japanese, completely going through the entire Ethnic and Folk music sections name by name.

I got Yoshida Brothers Hishou (I am listening to as I type) from Emusic and just got Yoshida Kyodai Ibuki from mp3fiesta. Fabulous music.

If anyone knows of a subscription site that carries traditional biwa or shamissen music and they have menus in English I would be most grateful for the link.
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