Tsugaru Jonkara Bushi (Shin)
Today, we are going to learn a newer form of Tsugaru Jonkara Bushi! Almost all tsugaru shamisen players perform arrangements of Tsugaru Jonkara Bushi, so you should learn an arrangement of this piece too! This version of Tsugaru Jonkara Bushi is played by Chikuzan Takahashi.
In Part One, we learn the simplified melody without use of special techniques. This is suited best for beginners who are wanting to learn more songs while still getting comfortable with the shamisen.
In Part Two, we kick it up a notch by learning the full version including all the special techniques. The section is best for players who are already comfortable playing melodies and feel ready to add techniques like upstrokes and such.
Finally, I will demonstrate Tsugaru Jonkara Bushi.
Adventure starts now!