When you think you have limited resource for woodworking, and don’t have any old bachi to recycle… I now present to you an alternative method to make a bachi – Paper mache!! That is, by creating 3D objects by gluing many layers of paper.
Over the summer, I transcribed Ajigasawa Jinku from one of Kyle Abbot’s demo video into Shamisen tab. Recently, I helped a Bachido member to transcribe Tsugaru Jyongarabushi (Old) from an album of Takahashi Chikuzan.
I wanted to learn the Super Mario theme song. Sadly I haven’t had much gaming in my childhood, so I don’t know the melody very well. I found this flute arrangement which perfectly suits the shamisen’s range (lowest note of flute is C4).