Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sideways Shamisen

I was so delighted with the Shamisen, the lute-like instruments you'll see in the video below (um, cock your head).

Musicians both strum and strike the body of the instrument using a plastic or turtle shell paddle. So you have percussion and string at once.

Enjoy!

video

1 comment:

John and Alison said...

Anne, that was rockin'! I liked it. Loved the cute pot/tea cups too! Thanks for sharing!