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    Lovely music Jay. I really like shakuhachi. It must have taken a lot of disciplined practice to become a good player.
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    Thanks, Leon. You have to sit on your knees for long periods, more often played that way than when standing up. It could get rather painful, and the teacher would make few allowances. Three years to be able to fluctuate the breath properly, it is said.
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    Man, that is quite a sound. Kind of goes right through you. I cant believe the volume that the flute makes.
    I always wondered what instruments make those sounds when watching a movie or something, now I know, thanks!
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    Jap Jethro Tull!!!

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    Wow. The dedication and diligence that is found in Asian arts produces a level of subtlety and skill that amazes me again and again.
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    Sure, glad that you found it interesting, FFZ. Shakuhachi refers to the length, one shaku and eight sun. The ancient system of measurement. There are shorter and longer standard lengths that give a different sound.

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    What is the instrument the female's playing called?

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    Koto it is called, often what you hear in Japanese restaurants. Usually a woman's instrument, but sometimes a man will play one. All those instruments came originally from ancient China, sometimes in a somewhat different form.
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    I listened to part of it, it's just too haunting for me right now!

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