Minyo Shamisen

(traditional Japanese folk shamisen)

Shamisen is a 3-stringed Japanese lute. Minyo pieces are often performed during breaks between work, as entertainment, dance accompaniment, or as part of religious rituals. Learn the basics of minyo shamisen playing including: how to hold the shamisen and bachi (plectrum); practice exercises; and practice pieces. A limited number of rental shamisen will be available upon request for a small fee.