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Bachi on the Horn (E06) - "Question from Karl!"

By Kyle Abbott. Today, Mike and Kyle open the ol' shitsumon-bukuro (Question Bag) and address a partial question posed by Karl Hedlund! [read more]

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Bachi on the Horn (E05) - "What is good feedback?"

By Kyle Abbott. Whether we are choosing a new shirt or notes for our new composition, we often seek the advice of others to help affirm our decisions. Choosing the right friend to ask advice from is almost an art in of itself! [read more]

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BotH (E04) - "You must be so excited!" Pt. 2

By Kyle Abbott. Part two of our conversation about the dynamic of our professional shamisen career with the media! [read more]

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Bachi on the Horn (E03) - "You must be so excited!"

By Kyle Abbott. When playing shamisen at a professional level, it's common to get questions posed from a level of excitement that usually isn't asked to guitar players. What questions are those? Listen on! [read more]

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Bachi on the Horn (E02) - Composition

By Kyle Abbott. [read more]

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Bachi on the Horn (E01) - Pilot

By Kyle Abbott. Certified Bachido Instructor Mike Penny and I have started our own shamisen podcast! [read more]

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Interview with Catherine Thompson

By Kyle Abbott. Deep in the mountains of Thailand, we meet up with Bachido member (and shamisen builder) Catherine Thompson! [read more]

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ShamiCamp: Tokyo (2017)

By Kyle Abbott. Want to learn shamisen skills, meet other shamisen enthusiasts and visit Japan? Now you can do all three! ShamiCamp returns to Tokyo for the second time! [read more]

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TATAKI: Taiko & Shamisen Workshop Series

By Kyle Abbott. Wanna check out a cool event in California? Learn how to play both Taiko and Shamisen in this new workshop series! [read more]

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Stretching with Coach Anne!

By Anne Liljedahl. Staying strong plays a big role in achieving comfort while maintaining a consistent strong yet tone. Let Coach Anne show you how! [read more]

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How to Tune the Shamisen

By Kyle Abbott. When Kyle says, "Tune your shamisen to the key of C.", how do you know when your shamisen is actually in the key of C? Read on to find out! [read more]

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Bachido Chats: Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos

By Kyle Abbott. Earlier this year, I met up with Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos - A master shakuhachi player who started taking on the shamisen with great dedication and passion! [read more]

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Learn a Shamisen Solo from Kubo!

By Kyle Abbott. Learn Kevin's solo arrangement from Kubo and the Two Strings! [read more]

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Kubo and the Two Strings

By Kyle Abbott. Did you know an amazing stop-motion animation movie is being made about a shamisen-wielding champ? Read more to find out! [read more]

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ShamiCamp: Berlin (A Look Back)

By Kyle Abbott. In June 2016, Bachido teamed up with the passionate shamisen enthusiasts of 'Shamisen Berlin e.V' to bring ShamiCamp to Berlin! [read more]

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Episode 40:

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Today, we pull out the super fancy microphone to hear how the newly skinned Bloodwood shamisen sounds. Watch.
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Part 2 of Sid's 'Tsugaru in Ireland' episode, followed with a little shami-jazz at the local bistro! Watch.
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After a high powered concert at the Morikami museum (video coming later), met the very active member Cody who drove 5 hours just to attend the concert and meet! After corresponding with him on the forum, it was very cool to talk with him in person! Good times, Cody! Next time I'm sure we will have more time to jam! Watch.

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