About the Shamisen
A brief, rudimentary history of the shamisen which will, at the very least, allow you to sound smart at a drunk party.
How did this Tsugaru style of shamisen playing evolve?
Let’s learn about the four main styles of shamisen, including the Okinawan ancestor.
Tips and tricks to keep your shamisen at it’s best.
These are the main materials used for standard shamisen.
Factors to consider when valuing a used shamisen.
About Kyle Abbott (Founder of Bachido)
In order to learn the ways of Bachido, we must learn about Kyle Abbott, the founder of Bachido.
How and why Kyle learned to make shamisen.
Kyle beginning to discover the growing interest in shamisen!
Returning from Japan, Kyle had to decide what was next for his life and the shamisen.
The three main tunings of shamisen.
A list of the main songs in the Tsugaru Repertoire, with audio clips.
The Crash Course
These free online lessons will give you all the instruction you’ll need to start playing Tsugaru shamisen! Find them in the Lessons section of the site.