Koto Gig Book

THE KOTO GIG BOOK (eBook only)

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"The Koto Gig Book" offers koto players a step-by-step guide to the world of koto gigging. This book is loaded with information about every aspect of live koto performance: the good, the bad, and the ugly! It covers everything from how to get and prepare for gigs, to attire, etiquette, contracts, and -- most importantly -- payment! Whether you are brand new to the gigging world or a seasoned performer, this book contains valuable information about all types of gigs from concerts to background music, including weddings.

eBook is US $12.99$9.99
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Christmas Songs for Koto music book

CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR KOTO

2nd Edition!!

Updated, easier-to-read formatting!

Arranged by Reiko Obata, 15 songs for the holiday season in Western notation with string numbers, including "Carol of the Bells," "Greensleeves," "O Tannenbaum," and "Silent Night."

On sale through November!

eBook is US $12 $9.99.
Spiral bound book, including US shipping, is US $18 $15.
Spiral bound book, including International shipping, is US $21 $18.

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Funeral & Memorial Service Music for Koto

FUNERAL & MEMORIAL SERVICE MUSIC FOR KOTO

Arranged by Reiko Obata, 12 songs for solo koto in Western notation with string numbers, appropriate for secular or religious services. Songs: Amazing Grace, Aura Lea, Danny Boy, Dona Nobis Pacem, Largo, Morning Has Broken, Canon, Poor Wayfarin' Stranger, Red Sails, Slane, St. Anthony Chorale, To a Wild Rose.

eBook is US $12.
Spiral bound book, including US shipping, is US $18.
Spiral bound book, including International shipping, is US $21.

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Jazz with an Asian flavor!

East West is:
Reiko Obata - Koto, bass koto
Jimmy Patton - Acoustic & electric guitar, guitar/synth, percussion
Louisa West - Flute, alto flute, piccolo
Bill Andrews - Acoustic bass
Russell Bizzett - Drums

   

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"YOU CAN PLAY KOTO" DVD
Koto instructional DVD in English - 34 mins.
Learn to play Japanese koto with this koto instruction video!

$34.99 now $29.99  FREE SHIPPING

Includes:
  • How to care for your koto
  • Parts of the koto
  • How to make & wear your picks
  • Proper playing positions
  • How to tune your koto
  • Basic koto techniques
  • How to play 2 songs: Kazoe Uta & Sakura
 
 
 
Koto Player Reference Manual

THE KOTO PLAYER'S REFERENCE MANUAL (eBook only)

The first English-language detailed reference manual for koto players. This 138-page eBook contains a wide variety of information including koto technique, Japanese music terms and notation, and how to decipher a Japanese koto score. For koto players of all levels, students and teachers alike.

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eBook (PDF) is US $37.95
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Japanese Melodies for Koto music book

JAPANESE MELODIES FOR KOTO

Arranged by Reiko Obata, 10 traditional and popular Japanese melodies for solo koto in Western notation with string numbers. First ever book of its kind. Songs: "Akatonbo," "Hama Chidori," "Imayo," "Komoriuta," "Kuroda Bushi," "Momiji," "Sakura," "Sukiyaki," "Theme from Rokudan," and "Usagi."

eBook is US $12.
Spiral bound book, including US shipping, is US $18.
Spiral bound book, including International shipping, is US $21.

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1991 out-of-print CD with compositions
and arrangements by Reiko Obata and
flutist/clarinetist Robert Williams.

 

  • Reiko Obata - Koto

    Japanese American koto performer Reiko Obata based in San Diego, California plays traditional and contemporary Japanese koto music. To book a performance, Contact Reiko.

  • East West Jazz

    East West Jazz is a multi-instrumental jazz band featuring Reiko Obata on the koto, blending traditional sounds with jazz and contemporary music.

  • Kotos and More

    The #1 English-language online shop where you can buy Japanese Koto and many other Japanese traditional instruments and accessories. Ships worldwide! Owned by Reiko Obata.