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SuzukHammer
09-26-2010, 09:04 PM
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/8251855/21944528

Tell me this lady don't rock.

We need her on uke ;)

Hippie Dribble
09-26-2010, 09:19 PM
hi suzuk

It's called a "shamisen":confused: (a viewer comment referred to it as that): 3 -stringed Japanese instrument kind of like a guitar, but heaps longer and thinner neck. No frets, and it's got that tight skin on the head, just like a banjo, so when you pluck away, chicken style, its got that big boomy sound!!!

Fantastic clip mate, thanks for sharing!!! Like the bongos! Sounds very middle eastern...like something ali farka toure would play...

I think us ukers might called it giraffe-neck Soprano...:)

itsme
09-26-2010, 09:36 PM
Tell me this lady don't rock.
The chick in the middle with the desk bell did it for me. The drummer was rad, too. Actually, they all rocked pretty hard! :p

Ahnko Honu
09-26-2010, 09:52 PM
Check out Kevin Kmetz' YouTube channels, pretty amazing:
http://www.youtube.com/user/shamikami#p/u
http://www.youtube.com/user/shamisendemon

Led Zep Black Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Pp8KxLZ7s

SuzukHammer
09-26-2010, 10:40 PM
I was stretching the truth just to post that video on Uke Talk. But I don't know if anybody could see it if I put it in miscellaneous intruments.

I want to see Miss Kimona on a Kamaka. I want more.

haha

SuzukHammer
09-26-2010, 10:43 PM
My understanding was that Asian music didn't use chords. It is mainly melody or notes over a 4 beat backbeat.
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THis lady is using 3 note chords.

ANd that guy. Was he using a clam shell or a lady's high heel shoe for his strum pick?

mm stan
09-27-2010, 12:25 AM
Check out A/C -D/C on Shamisen...go to..
AC/DC Back in black (opening riff) shamisen
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hrs9a_eEWg

SuzukHammer
09-27-2010, 12:50 AM
PLease somebody tell me this was a blackout memory from drinking.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VftocVO93uE&feature=related

blackout memory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VftocVO93uE&feature=related)

ok, please understand I am joking. these guys are more talented in music. I am envious; but, at the same time, I swear to Gawd its like daja vu - I know I had a Daffy duck hat and accordian one night....

or was it a daffy duck accordian and a hat???? I don't know. I don't remember.

Ahnko Honu
09-27-2010, 05:38 AM
ANd that guy. Was he using a clam shell or a lady's high heel shoe for his strum pick?

That is the traditional pick used on the shamisen known as a "bachi".

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/14/15423351_48753fe079.jpg