BiwaVocab for Satsuma-Biwa

Sound Information System by Junko Ueda

Patterns

Traditional Satsuma-Biwa music has a number of melody patterns with its variations, which are used throughout the traditional repertoire.

The Pattern of Utai-Dashi

The Pattern of Utai-Dashi
The pattern of Utai-Dashi (literally 'the start of the singing') can be performed at the beginning of a piece.
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The Pattern of Kiri
The pattern of Kiri (literally 'the cutting') is performed at the end of a scene.
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The Pattern of Kuzure 1
The pattern of Kuzure 1 (literally 'to fall down') is performed in some action scenes. There are various variations (see Kuzure 3 and Kuzure 4).
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The Pattern of Kuzure 3
The pattern of Kuzure 3 (literally 'to fall down') is performed in some action scenes. There are various variations (see Kuzure 1 and Kuzure 4).
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The Pattern of Kuzure 4
The pattern of Kuzure 4 (literally 'to fall down') is performed in some action scenes. There are various variations (see Kuzure 1 and Kuzure 3).
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