17 sets of sheet music for the Japanese Folk Instrument, the Koto. Plus 17 separate MIDI audio files for each song.
From: Nagai, Iwai and Obata, Kenhachiro, Seiyo gakufu Nihon zokkyokushu, pub. Miki Shoten, Osaka, 1895. English title:
A Collection of Japanese Popular Music.
The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument, similar to the Chinese zheng, the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum and the Vietnamese dam tranh. The koto is the national instrument of Japan. Koto are about 180 centimetres (71 in) length, and made from kiri wood (Paulownia tomentosa). They have 13 strings that are strung over 13 movable bridges along the width of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches by moving the white bridges in the picture before playing, and use three finger picks (on thumb, index finger, and middle finger) to pluck the strings, otherwise known as plectra.
Included Sheet Music Titles:
Echigo Jishi Hiragana
Fuku Ju So
Gosho No Oniwa
Na No Ha
Oki No Taisen
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