Musical Traditions in Japan

Dürfen wir von "japanischer Musik" sprechen? (1995)

Grundriss der Japanologie: Musik (2001)

Sumiyoshi, Enoshima and Yoshino - On the function of meisho in traditional Japanese music (2000)

Peter Ackermann (1990)   Kumiuta. Traditional Songs for Certificates. A Study of their Texts and Implications. Bern (P. Lang). Schweizer Asiatische Studien, Monographie Band 10.

Systematic sequences of emotion

click Kumiuta Part 1 (File 1073A)

Introduction, Sources, The concept "kumiuta", "Tradition"

click Kumiuta Part 2 (File 1073B)

Training and instruction, Matsu no ha (1703) collection of song texts, Development of shamisen kumiuta 

click Kumiuta Part 3 (File 1073C)

Shamisen kumiuta: Ryûkyû-gumi, Fushô-gumi, Hinda-gumi, Hayafune

click Kumiuta Part 4 (File 1073D)

Koto kumiuta, Development of the koto music tradition

click Kumiuta Part 5 (File 1073E)

Koto kumiuta: Fuki, Ume-ga-e, Kumo no ue, Shiki no kyoku

click Kumiuta Part 6 (File 1073F)

How coherent is a kumiuta?

click Kumiuta Part 7 (File 1073G)

Concluding observations

Peter Ackermann (1981, ed.1986)  Studien zur Koto-Musik von Edo. 2 Bde. Kassel/Basel/London (Bärenreiter) (Studien zur traditionellen Musik Japans, Band 6)

click PDF File (Instrumental playing techniques) (File 1075 A) 

Instrumental playing techniques

click PDF File (Sakuragari Sumiyoshi Yuki) (File 1075 B) 

Koto pieces: Sakuragari, Sumiyoshi
Shamisen piece: Yuki