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ASS Melbourne Shakuhachi Workshop, November 25th, 2018

The Australian Shakuhachi Society invites you to monthly ASS workshops in Melbourne to experience the art and sound of the Shakuhachi – the Japanese bamboo flute.

The workshops will be led by Lindsay Dugan. Each month we will focus on one of several genres, including Yokoyama style honkyoku, and Kinkoryū honkyoku and gaikyoku, along with relevant technical aspects such as meri technique, ergonomics, breath, ornamentation, and tone.

The November workshop will be split into two sessions. The Beginners session will run from 11:00 – 12:00, and the Int/Adv session from 15:00 – 17:30. Any beginners who join the first session are also welcome to attend the second session. You can play along, or simply observe.

For the November workshop, we will be looking at practice methods, simple folk tunes, and a honkyoku piece (Sanya Sugagaki).

Date and time:
Sunday November 25th 2018

Beginners session 11:00 – 12:00
Int/adv session 15:00 – 17:30

Level 1, 210 Berkeley St, Parkville.

ASS Members: $35
Non-ASS members $45

What to bring:
The workshop will be taught on a standard 1.8 shakuhachi.

There will be a number of plastic Yuu shakuhachi available for use by absolute beginners on the day; please specify whether you need to borrow a flute when filling out your registration form. These flutes are also available for purchase.

Copies of notation used for the workshop will be available on the day, and also emailed out to registered participants before the event.

Music stands will be available.

Level 1, 210 Berkeley St, Parkville.

Trams running along Royal Parade, Parkville, provide easiest access to the venue. For detailed route and timetable information, please visit Yarra Trams.


lindsay [at] lindsaydugan [dot] com or call 0415 305 777.

About Lindsay Dugan

Lindsay lived for ten years in Japan, studying classical honkyoku with Katsuya Yokoyama and Kaoru Kakizakai, and Kinkoryū honkyoku and gaikyoku with Jūmei Tokumaru.

He holds a Masters degree in shakuhachi performance from Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts), and is a shihan of the Chikushinkai/KSK.