Koto Performance Reflection|Music

At the Koto night, us the 7th graders performed a song called ‘OKOTO’ written by Sawai Hikaru. We have practiced for few months and now I want to reflect on the work I did for this piece. When I first started to practice the piece,…

Blues Riffs|Music

Hello, We are working on Blues in music class, and we chose 4 parts and put them together and created a short melody.

OKOTO|Music

The piece has a lot of patterns and most them are repeating, so it was very easy for me to play this part of piece. I think I did a pretty good job on switching notes to notes, and underlining the notes on the score…

1812 Overture|Music

Hellow. In music class, we each chose a piano song and changed it so we can play it on koto. I chose a part of the song by Tchaikovsky called 1812 Overture. While arranging the music, I didn’t really come across some problems when making the…

Koto Concert Reflection |Music

This was my first time playing the 17th string koto, and that was a big challenge for me. It was much bigger than the 13th string koto and also I had a lot of 合わせ爪 but it was different from the 13th string koto, so…

Jupiter Focus Area | Music

Hello, heres a video of me playing one of the part from ‘Jupiter’ This part was one of the hard parts in Jupiter. This part is slow, but it has a lot of moving fingers across the strings and it was pretty hard to play…

Tsuchi Ningyou

Hello. I played a part of the piece in “Tsuchi Ningyou” I think I did good on the dynamics and the volume in this performance. I was aware of the decrescendo, crescendo while I was playing it and I think the power really expressed this piece….

Yamazato no haru- Koto reflection

Hello, We’ve been working on a piece called  『山里の春』 (Yamazato no haru) and this is me playing one of the part. When I played this piece I think I went smoothly. I worked hard on going slow and steady so I won’t make much mistakes….

Hana Ikada

This is me playing Hana Ikada. What I have to practice is the tempo. I always screw up the tempo and since this is a duet (Koto 1 and koto 2) tempo is very important. I will also work on my full press and release…