October 27th, 2016

Session 2, find more koto in this sound pack. We went to my friend's father to record a Koto, a traditional Japanese zither-like (table harp) instrument, consisting of a large wooden base with long strings for plucking. The strings are tuned in the Japanese pentatonic scale, allowing a mystic, mysterious, beautiful harmony. It was my first time ever playing this instrument, so don't expect wonders lol. But I tried to "feel" the instrument as well as I could, working from my limited keyboard and guitar playing skills. I improvised simple patterns, and also tried to work with call and response ideas, and bass notes, plucking the low strings with my fingers, and then plucking the high ones with a pick. The recorder was placed under the wooden base, I really like the intimate feeling that came out of this.

In Kashiwa, Chiba, east of Tokyo. Mid October 2016.
Zoom H2n Stereo MS recording in 96Khz, 24Bit.


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    Tek222EFX 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I've been searching for something like this.(Though I will speed it up a bit for the real sound I want ! Very nice...it does have a certain feeling about it !

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    Rickplayer 2 years, 3 months ago

    Please, can i use this in my game, that i'm going to make?


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