Shamisen Player

Welcome and bachi on or touch on!

Select the NIAGARI tuning for this one in the current Shamisen Player Pro version of the app.

Sakura is a great popular song from Japan and a good first tune to learn and play on your virtual shamisen.

(s)an . . .  4 4 6 . 4 4 6 . 4 6 7 6  4 6 4
(n)i  . . .                                 5
(i)chi  . .

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On a shamisen the first and lowest string is called first string (ichi no ito) whereas the second string is called second string (ni no ito) and the third string is called third string (san no ito).

Sakura is the Japanese expression for cherry blossom.

sakura

Once you can slowly play the already great beginning of Sakura as noted above you could also continue as below and learn to play the whole tune.

(s)an   0   0 1  0 0      4 6 7 6  4 6 4
(n)i      1          1 0                 5
(i)chi

(s)an   0   0 1  0 0      4 4 6 .  4 4 6 .
(n)i      1          1 0 
(i)chi

(s)an     0 1 .  6 4
(n)i    3            5 .
(i)chi                    0

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Certified shamisen instructor Kyle Abbott is playing through the basic melody in this clip and also offers an online course covering advanced variations too.

Gambatte and best wishes for your shamisen journey!

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