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by robwalkerpoet
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Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 2:13 PM
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permalink   Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 2:22 PM
Hey Rob you did a cool thing here—especially as you had to improvise the rhythm track instrumentation. And yet you managed to get a live band feel! I like the texture of the flute too—seems very tactile. Yeah—great!
permalink   robwalkerpoet Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 2:29 PM
Thanks mate. Yeah, there are only five holes in a shakuhachi so you have to partially cover to get half-notes. You play up an octave by changing the tightness of your lips and sharpness of breath. The plus-side is that you get a very human breathiness and all kinds of overtones on every note. I’m only a beginner but I’m loving it!
permalink   Javolenus Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 2:59 PM
Hi Rob—yeah, I’d heard they’re a bugger to play, but they’ve got a great sound. Stick at it—you’re doing well. I listened to this twice and really enjoyed it. Cheers!
permalink   Sat, Jun 30, 2012 @ 5:43 PM
I really like your jazz stylings. This is a finished piece. I wouldn’t mess with it anyway (though I might use parts of it in other things).