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How/where can I learn to sing Min'yo style? 2012/8/17 06:59
I am in love with the way traditional Japanese folk singing sounds. I love the way the singers make their voices almost stutter or break and then go back into a slow, irregular vibrato. That style of singing gives me a very nostalgic feeling (don't ask me why, I have no idea) and it is so beautiful. I would give a lot just to be able to find out how to make my voice like that. Even simple exercises would be helpful. I would ALSO like to know where one would be able to find lessons in the United States (esp. California). I have been searching all over the internet just to find something of this ilk and have had no success except for performances on youtube and a Wikipedia entry that contains statements that need citation, so any information at all would be wonderful. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.
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Re: How/where can I learn to sing Min'yo style? 2012/8/17 22:58
Hi Manekimeganekko-Sun,

Thank you for your interest in Japanese traditional Minyo w.

I found 2 schools in CA.
One is in Daly city and another is in Sacramento.
I don't know if these school are opened or not.
Including e-mail add is not perdoned in my answer, is iit?
so, I can't write these school's contacts.
ibut here are their names.

*Sakura Minyo Douko-Kai
*Fujimoto-Kai of San Francisco

I hope this small information will help you.
Good luck,
Thank you
by remisu rate this post as useful

Re: How/where can I learn to sing Min'yo style? 2012/9/4 11:20
Hello, a few things:
Sakura Minyo does folk dancing but not singing. They are very active.
If you live near Sacramento, there is a 'talent show' of traditional Japanese music and dance in the fall. It is at Buddhist Church of Sacramento. I think the day changes each year. It is a good place to see lots of singing styles.
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