Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Shaping a Music Genre through Competition and Virtuosity : 21st Century Tsugaru Shamisen Contests in Aomori Prefecture, Japan
|Barsky_Jacob_r.pdf||Version for non-UH users. Copying/Printing is not permitted||21.03 MB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
|Barsky_Jacob_uh.pdf||Version for UH users||21.01 MB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
|supp_Barsky_Audio 4 Baba Atsushi_uh.wav||34.48 MB||WAV||View/Open|
|supp_Barsky_Audio 3 Yamaguchi Kouji_uh.wav||36.58 MB||WAV||View/Open|
|supp_Barsky_Audio 2 Miura Ryu_uh.wav||36.16 MB||WAV||View/Open|
|show all files|
|supp_Barsky_Audio 1 Fujiwara Tsubasa_uh.wav||33.28 MB||WAV||View/Open|
|Title:||Shaping a Music Genre through Competition and Virtuosity : 21st Century Tsugaru Shamisen Contests in Aomori Prefecture, Japan|
|Authors:||Barsky, Jacob Meir|
instrumental folk genre
|Issue Date:||Dec 2013|
|Publisher:||[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2013]|
|Abstract:||Tsugaru shamisen is a Japanese improvisatory instrumental folk genre that developed in the northeast part of Honshu in the Tsugaru region of Aomori prefecture. Today, Tsugaru shamisen has moved beyond its roots as a regional folk style and developed into a popular form of Japanese neo-traditional music that is both commercially successful throughout Japan and often recognized internationally.|
This thesis examines virtuosity and Tsugaru shamisen performance competitions through a field study of the 2012 National Tsugaru Shamisen Competition in Hirosaki and the 2012 All-Japan Tsugaru Shamisen Competition in Kanagi. In this thesis I argue that the Tsugaru shamisen genre's evolution as a music driven by virtuosity and competition has made possible its unusual success as a commercially viable national and international music genre that is also able to act as a lucrative commodity for regional music tourism in Aomori Japan.
|Description:||M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2013.|
Includes bibliographical references.
|Appears in Collections:||M.A. - Music|
Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.