和 Wa-Wednesday 緑の韻律 (green metre)

February 3, 2012 in 和 (wa) Wednesday

This piece is simply two kotos improvising over the Ritsu scale that is found commonly in Gagaku.

I used the chords that are commonly played on the Shou (seen right), repeated and improvised with the koto.
The drums aren’t in time on purpose here. One feature of old Japanese music is the lack of ‘perfect in time’ playing. The more natural, the closer to the earth you are. Enjoy!