What you'll learn
- Learn to play the Shinobue
- Learn to play Fue
- Learn new songs
- Playing higher and lower register notes
- Fue techniques
- You should be able to get a sound out of the Fue and read the music
This course will help you to be better at the Fue. We will teach you how to better your sound. It will take you from learning the basic songs to playing more elaborate 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.
Learn more complicated songs and learn about alternate notes.
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 are beginners who can play simple songs as well as intermediate level students.
In the course you will learn to play: Sakura - different versions; Lullaby from Hiroshima area, different versions; Antagata Dokosa; Chinsagu no Hana and Kuroda Bushi
We hope this will help you to get better at the Fue before going on to our other courses where you will better your playing.
Special lesson about Notation 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
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.