Learn to Play a Shakuhachi Flute Today

The shakuhachi is a Japanese end-blown flute. According to the experts it is Japan’s most well-known woodwind instrument. The shakuhachi flute (or it also is known as Zen flute) is used by Zen Buddhists as a tool for contemplation or meditation. It is also a facile instrument that is played in all kind of music like jazz, classical and traditional Japanese folk music. This flute is traditionally made from the very bottom of a bamboo tree, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods.

The usage of the shakuhachi flute has been popularized since time immemorial and is still commonly used. If you are interested and willing to learn this musical wind instrument then today is the perfect time to start. Nevertheless always remember that with passion and dedication you will surely learn to play this amazing instrument.

• First regular listening to shakuhachi flute music can definitely help you a lot on starting your journey toward playing a shakuhachi yourself. By listening extensively you can learn the shakuhachi flute repertoire. You can use an iPod or other MP3 player that allows you to listen to flute music anywhere, anytime. Keep in mind the more familiar you are with the sounds possible and what has been composed for the flute, the broader your flute knowledge will become.

• Read a lot of flute musical books and learn the notes and techniques. Incorporate flute techniques into your own playing, including developing a good tone, vibrato, breathing, and phrasing. This will help you a lot especially if you want learn more advanced pieces.

• You can learn the basics from listening, learning tapes, internet videos and course. If you want to become advanced and if you have the budget you can enroll in a music school that has a highly trained and experienced flute master, or hire a professional teacher to learn advanced shakuhachi flute methods.

• Practice regularly.

• Watch professionals playing their Shakuhachi flutes and learn from their technique. You can also try to record them to have an audio and visual record of their playing and try to play along with them whenever you have free time. This will improve your hearing when it comes to flute sounds.

At the end of the day learning shakuhachi flute is fun and enjoyable! You won’t regret taking up this instrument. It is an awesome feeling to be able to play music that everyone can enjoy and appreciate. As long as you have the focus and the time to practice then you can definitely learn to play the shakuhachi!