This is the record of my third private Noh flute lesson
This is the record of my third private Noh flute lesson.
After the last lesson, I practiced a Noh piece of music called, “Cyu-no-mai” on my own.
“Cyu-no-mai” is divided into four parts, and I practiced the first part called, “Kakari”.
Initially, my fingers were not moving the way I wanted them to at all.
But I somehow managed to move my fingers according to the musical score.
I worked really hard on it.
Before long I reached the third private lesson.
I sang the first part of “Cyu-no-mai” in time with the beat of my teacher’s drum.
After that, I held my Noh flute.
I pulled away from a whistle hole, and I sang the first part of “Cyu-no-mai” while moving my fingers according to the musical score.
After that, I played my Noh flute as my teacher played the drums.
I could move my fingers the way I wanted, but the sound of my Noh flute wasn’t stable.
The sound was often distorted, or I often didn’t make any sounds while blowing.
I think that I always blow my Noh flute with constant breathing.
However, the sound isn’t stable depending on the state of the closed finger holes.
For example, it is harder to make a sound when I close all the finger holes.
What am I doing wrong?
Anyhow, I have to learn by trial and error.
By the way, my teacher taught me the second part of “Chu-no-mai” called, “Syodan” at the end of the lesson.
I have to practice it over and over again.
I’m slow to learn everything, so I will keep practicing tenaciously.