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Japanese Musical Instruments

The Japanese have many unique instruments, particularly in percussion, wind, and strings. One of the most well known is the koto, a stringed instrument that is made of wood and plucked rather than played with a bow. When playing a koto, picks are worn on the thumb, index, and middle fingers to pluck the strings while tone and pitch is controlled by holding down strings with the left hand.

Japanese drums have been used since ancient times for religious ceremonies as well as in military use. They come in a variety of sizes. Japanese drums are known as "taiko," with the largest drums referred to as "odaiko." Today, playing the odaiko is still very important, and this drum is often enjoyed during Japanese festivals.

The most well-known Japanese wind instrument is the shakuhachi flute... Read more

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June 2, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
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