ARAGAKI MUTSUMI Okinawan Music Online Academy
Okinawan Vocal & Sanshin
・Basically by online video by Skype, Line and Messenger but face to face lessons in Okinawa also available.
・Both beginners and professional musicians are welcomed. It's for adults.
■female age 48 career 3years
I wasn't sure about how I should sing, or how I should train myself, I've hoped that I would be a singer who would be able to fascinate the audience after I get a firm vocalization basics. Knowing that her vocal lesson focuses on the unique vocalization of Okinawan music, I decided to take her lessons. By taking her lessons, I gradually have understand the Okinawan vocalization, and what I should learn and train for making well use of my own voice character. Each lesson was very meaningful and precious experience for her careful and patient instructions on the basics of vocalization and how I should sing, and for good hints she gave me on focused points of my training. And she also gave me good advices on my sanshin, too, how I should hold Bachi (pick), the angle of bachi and strings and the fingering on left hand. I thought I wasted years before I took her lessons. I appreciate her meaningful lessons very much.
■K.M male guitar player and songwriter
It was a very nice lesson. I play a guitar, so I asked her to teach me about Okinawan music on the guitarist's viewpoint, she taught me well in a precise way and I learned a lot. I recommend her lessons for not only who wants to experience Sanshin, but also who wants to learn about the Okinawan music theory.
Okinawan classic vocal, vocal, sanshin, effect, electronics, audiovisual
She progressively integrates the deep Okinawan Groove and Soul of the Okinawan traditional music with the contemporary sound and visual, and creates the unique avant-garde music. She is a second-generation pupil of the Okinawan music maestros FUKUHARA Chouki, FUKUHARA Kyouko.
Leading magazines of world music from UK, SONGLiNES and fRoots (music journalist John Potter), Far Side Radio in UK (music journalist Paul Fisher), NHK WORLD (national TV) Japanese culture broadcasting program, J-MELO (music journalist HAGINO Kazumasa).
the ex-guitarist of Salif Keita and a Kora player Mamadou Doumbia (Mali), Avant-garde jazz band KgK (Okinawa), HASUNUMA Shuta (Japan), TURTLE ISLAND guitarist CazU-23 (Japan), folk singer song writer Mikel Urdangarin (Basque), Improvisation drummer Roger Turner (UK), GURU GURU drummer Mani Neumeier (Germany).
NIPPON CONNECTION Japanese Filmfestival 2019 (Germany), Earth Day Tokyo2019 (Tokyo), Bangkok Theater Festival 2018 (music offer) (Thailand), 2016 New Narratives Film Festival (Taiwan), Trans Asia Music Meeting (Okinawa).
Basque film "Margolaria" (2018, Spain)
●Okinawan vocal course（For women only）
●Okinawan vocal ond Sanshin course
You can focus on what you'd like to learn on Okinawan music.
ex; Okinawan music theory, focus on one song you want to polish ....and more.
Contact / Application
Please get contact with me with your musical information. I'll reply you soon with the school system information of lesson fee or so on.
●Are you a beginner? experienced? semi-professional? professional? and how many years have you learned?
●Especially on what do you want to learn?
●Do you want to learn online? or face to face in Okinawa?
●How many hours in a month do you plan to learn?