Your Shakuhachi Journey is available through Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.
The purchase of my shakuhachi book also comes with a free introductory shakuhachi lesson with me either in person or over video chat. You can also gain access to recordings of me playing the folks songs in this book. I took my experiences of teaching students from all over the world and concentrated them into this thorough guide on the fundamentals of playing the shakuhachi. You will find in-depth looks at key aspects of playing the shakuhachi, exercises, high resolution photographs, and 28 folk songs in shakuhachi notation.
“Excellent – this shakuhachi book was easy to follow and understand. The photos allow for much easier understanding and quicker learning than the other two beginning shakuhachi books I have and tried to learn with – If I had had this one in the first year I started I may have progressed a bit faster. Good job and great work – keep it up.”
Your Shakuhachi Journey is a useful guide for the beginning shakuhachi player. Jon gives lots of tips about posture and forming the shakuhachi embouchure which are often a stumbling blocks for someone new to the instrument. The system of notation he uses for the practice pieces and folk songs is clear and easy to follow. A CD or links to mp3s of the exercises and folk songs would be helpful to most students. I have taken several internet lessons with Jon. He is a great teacher!
Great book and a great teacher! I’m making good progress, and you will too by scheduling lessons with Jon Kypros! It’s not possible to advance quickly without a teacher. He’s very patient.
Nicely done work on a difficult subject.