The shinobue, or Japanese bamboo flute, is a versatile instrument that compliments many musical styles. Its tones range from deep and solemn to piercing and ethereal. If you have been to a Japanese o-matsuri (festival), you have heard the sounds of the shinobue, likely accompanied by the drums.
Whether you are a taiko player who has a need to take on the shinobue as an accompaniment for your group's repertoire, or you are just seeking to learn a new instrument, shinobue lessons can help launch you on a very rewarding journey. The shinobue is an accessible instrument for beginners, yet its depth, beauty and traditions afford a lifetime of exploration.
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Imported shinobue from Japan are available through Wagakki Canada. Flutes are crafted by Wako in both Western tuning and Japanese 'o-hayashi' styles. Wagakki Canada offers an online store where flutes can be ordered from stock, or you may order from a variety of tunings and styles.