Japanese Music Reflection

In music class on Thursday, we went to the drama room (black box) and listened to and learned about Japanese music and instruments. The instruments we learned about were koto (which I used to play in 5th grade), shamisen, and shakuhachi (a vertical flute).

My favorite instrument was the koto, because I always liked how it sounds. Also, with a koto not only you can play pretty Japanese traditional music but you can also play more modern type of music on the koto.

My favorite piece of music was Deep Forest, the koto and shakuhachi duet. I just really liked how it sounded, I liked how it sounded really deep, and it made me feel… I’m not really sure but I really liked that piece.

I think what made the music sound Japanese was how the sound of the instruments kind of vibrates (??).