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Mindfulness, Meditation, Memory and Music-- 'Knowing' the Shakuhachi

FRS 180

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The end-blown shakuhachi is said to be a very difficult instrument, especially for total beginners. It doesn't have to be so, especially if we combine the 'old ways' of learning it, with some of the most advanced and effective pedagogical methods known today. Led by shakuhachi master Riley Lee, students will explore basic theories of knowledge, and what it means to 'know' a piece in the culture-specific shakuhachi tradition. By learning to perform a short traditional piece, on instruments provided, we will learn both how to learn and how to 'practice' (anything) effectively. A side benefit might be an improvement of one's working memory.
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Section S01