Mythical Tunes of Biwa

Mythical Tunes of Biwa

Yoshiko Sakata

Streaming Video - 2006
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The biwa, a pear-shaped, wooden lute, is played using a triangular plectrum. With no structured tuning, the instrument is adjusted to complement the player's voice, allowing for a highly personalized music. This program showcases the sounds of one of Japan's oldest stringed instruments through performances by Yoshiko Sakata, a noted biwa player and composer who plays both traditional songs and original compositions.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2003
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sound, color, digital.
Alternative Title: Yoshiko Sakata

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