Warabe Uta Reflection

Since the beginning of this school year, we have been working a piece called “Warabe Uta” by Yuize Shinichi. During the process of practicing, we have focused on many different things. We mainly talked about dynamics, tempo, listening to the other parts and the different techniques to use…

Middle School Spring Concert – Hikaru Umi Reflection

On June 3rd, we had our middle school spring concert, which was also our last concert with the whole 8th grade koto class. In this concert, we played a piece called Hikaru Umi by Tadao Sawai. We worked on this piece for about 2 months and…

Hikaru Umi – Process Journal 1

Page 3 (Line 1 Measure 1 & 2) My aim for these two measures was to play each Sukui carefully without missing any, at the speed that it is suppose to be.  To do this, I first started off playing each Sukui slowly and I…

New me (Pop Song) – Reflection

Last semester, we created a pop song in koto class. I worked with Ayaka and Asuka. First, we had to come up with the theme of our song which was ‘new years’ for my group. Then we chose the instruments that we wanted to use in…

Yume no Wa Performance Reflection :)

Last week on the 10th of December, we had a Winter koto concert and we (8th grade) performed a piece called “Yume no Wa” by Sawai Hikaru. We have practiced this piece for around 3 months and I really enjoyed learning and practicing this piece….

Koto Practice 7: Final

Page 7, line 3, 2nd measure ~ Page 8, line 2, measure 1  I have have already taken a video of this part of the piece in my previous video but I chose to play it again because before, the tempo was very slow but…

Koto Practice 6:

Page 11, measure 2 ~ line 2 measure 4    In this section, I tried to move into the part where I use my left hand smoothly. This was my goal for this section because there is no rest in between so I need to…

Koto Practice 5:

Section 1:  Page 17, line 2 ~ Page 18, end of line 2   In this part, my aim was to play smoothly and to not forget to play the 2 measures after line 2 on page 17. Throughout this weeks practice, I think I…

Koto Practice 4:

Section 1: Page 11, 3rd line ~ end of page 11. For this weeks practice, I practiced this part of the piece because after I play the 八 (last note on measure 3), I need to go straight into 七十 and most of the times,…

Koto Practice 3:

First section: Page 9 line 3, 4th measure ~ page 10 line 2, measure 3 In this section, I practiced playing this part flowingly without missing any strings because most of the time, I missed out on the first note or measure and I would…