Black Earth Shakuhachi School

Lockdown Scholarship Swap – Spring 2020

Practice and Study during the lockdown! If your economic flow has been squeezed or shut off by the ripple effects of this global pandemic, consider Claiming a Lesson for Yourself.  If your money flow is stable at this time and you want to extend some support to your fellow bamboo breathers in the school, consider Buying a Lesson for a Fellow Student or hit Donate button to enter your own amount in PayPal.

Grazi! Arigato!

Other little projects are in the works such as the Gnarly Honkokyu (at home) video series: go to ever-growing Full Playlist to check it out.  Email me for inclusion, but no pressure…! See them all on their own web page HERE.

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Black Earth Shakuhachi School 尺八

the One Sound – 21st century Watazumido

A bold new sect within an esoteric woodwind tradition from ancient Japanese Zen Buddhism, Black Earth Shakuhachi School is an East-West music school for wide and low, pure bamboo flutes (jinashi & Taimu shakuhachi), honkyoku (本曲 solo Zen Buddhist repertoire), blues and new music.  Also specializing in rare breathing techniques, in-house repertoire (over 75 compositions and arrangements) and the reactivation of the Zen, Nature and hidden elements of shakuhachi’s deep roots.  Established in 2019 by Cornelius Shinzen Boots (Shihan dokyoku, MM Jazz Studies) in the direct lineages of both Watazumi and Eric Dolphy — and in the deep shadow of Son House.

jinashi – honkyoku – blues – new music – Taimu – Zen – rare breathing methods

This revivification of Shinzen Shakuhachi just emerged in 2019: more detailed Philosophy, Practice and Repertoire coming soon.
Welcome to the underground archetype of woodwinds.