Learn to play the Shinobue with Marco Lienhard
What you'll learn
- Learn about the Fue.
- Creating a sound on the Shinobue,
- Play simple melodies on the Shinobue.
- learn to write and read the music.
- Own a flute, preferably Happonjoshi #8 in C, D, E, F, G, A, B
- You can also use other size flutes it will make it harder to play along
This course will help you to learn about the Fue. We will teach you how to create a sound and how to hold the Fue. It will take you from learning the basic notes to playing simple melodies that will get a little more challenging with each lesson. Learning to play the lower and higher register notes as you go through the course and learn new songs.
We will keep this course to playing full notes and keep things simpler so that you can work on the basic notes and concentrate on sound production and placement of hands and fingers. Working on your embouchure is also key to getting better at playing and getting clear and sustained notes.
The course can be used by people who know a little bit how to play the Fue and they will get to learn new songs and better their technique through playing the Fue.
In the course you will learn to play: Iroha an original song, Seijaku, Kokiriko Bushi, Kompira Funefune, Haru no Kouta and Nambu Ushioiuta.
We hope this will help you to Master the Fue before going on to our course 2 where you will learn about half notes and better your playing.
Lesson 9, teaches you about notations and we encourage you to watch it earlier on and go back to it on several occasions to master writing and reading the music. It can be studied even after lesson 1 or at several points in your study.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners to intermediate who want to learn new melodies and techniques
- People who are curious about the Shinobue
- Taiko players who need to play Fue
Marco Lienhard is the director of East Winds, Inc. and the musical director and lead performer for Taikoza and East Winds Ensemble (1995-Present). Marco Lienhard lived and performed in Japan for 18 years (1981-1998) as a member of the legendary Taiko group Ondekoza under director Tagayasu Den (who instigated the renaissance of Taiko). In Ondekoza, he mastered the Taiko, the Shinobue, the Noh flute and he mastered the Shakuhachi under Katsuya Yokoyama. He ran over 9000 miles around the perimeter of the US from 1990-to 1993 while performing over 700 shows along the way.
Since 1981, Marco had toured and taught internationally. He has performed as a soloist with Taikoza and Ondekoza numerous times at Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, Osaka Festival Hall, Madison Square Garden, Tchaikovsky Hall, and International Performing Center in Moscow among others. He has been on the roster of 10 Young Audiences Chapters for the past 20 years. He has worked as well with Lincoln Institute, Symphony Space educational CAP program since 1995. With his knowledge of 7 languages, he has presented educational programs in several languages through South America, Europe, and Japan. He has presented school programs in Birmingham, AL thanks to an NEA grant. He has performed for the Wolftrap Institute as many other educational organizations nationally.
In 1995, Marco Lienhard was the critically acclaimed Shakuhachi soloist for the NYC Opera’s premiere of the Opera ''Kinkakuji'' and “Voyage X” with the Juilliard New Music Ensemble. He recorded music for the award-winning Nintendo Wii games: Red Steel 1 and 2. He has produced over ten award-nominated CDs for East Winds Ensemble and Taikoza (with over 10 million streams on Spotify).
He has published a bestseller book about learning the Shinobue and is working on other books and CDs.