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The biwa, a form of short-necked lute, was played by a group of itinerant performers (biwa hoshi) who used it to accompany stories. The most famous of these stories is The Tale of the Heike, a 12th century history of the triumph of the Minamoto clan over the Taira. Biwa hoshi began to organize themselves into a guild-like association (todo) as early as the thirteenth century. This guild eventually controlled a large portion of the musical culture of Japan.

In addition, numerous smaller groups of itinerant blind musicians were formed especially in the Kyushu area. These musicians, known as moso (blind monk) toured their local areas and performed a variety of religious and semi-rel ...
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TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MELODY (5) - (by Peter Godfrey)  Year: 2012
Peter Godfrey Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
541374 1:32 Fast 168   


TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MELODY (2) - (by Peter Godfrey)  Year: 2012
Peter Godfrey Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
541371 1:40 Med Slow 89   


TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MELODY (3) - (by Peter Godfrey)  Year: 2012
Peter Godfrey Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
541372 1:34 Med Slow 91   


HAPPINESS IN THIS VILLAGE - (by CinE-Music Studios)  Year: 2009
CinE-Music Studios Shamisen pronounce the happiness that runs through the village after success over a tough victory. The battle was long and the struggle was hard but in the end we only knew one thing: We are still here! Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
354385 1:29 Med Fast 149   


TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MELODY (1) - (by Peter Godfrey)  Year: 2012
Peter Godfrey Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
541370 2:43   


TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MELODY (6) - (by Peter Godfrey)  Year: 2012
Peter Godfrey Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
541375 1:45 Very Fast 178   


ACT LIKE A JAPANESE FUNERAL - (by CinE-Music Studios)  Year: 2009
CinE-Music Studios Ancient and smooth, sad and remorseful theme. Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
357792 1:29 Slow   
30sec - Japanese, Enka
357791 0:31 Slow   


TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MELODY (4) - (by Peter Godfrey)  Year: 2012
Peter Godfrey Traditional sounding Japanese / Oriental music, lovely and high pitched woodwind type instrumental. Medium to medium slow tempo, very reflective, contemplative, and beautiful. Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
541373 1:24 Very Fast 173   


GEISHA - (by Anthony Davilio)  Year: 2013
Anthony Davilio Traditional feel of the orient. All authentic instruments. Japanese folk music or light drama. Could also be used in a ceremonial scene. Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
616475 2:16 Medium 118   


JIUTA - (by Wave Charge Studio)  Year: 2010
Wave Charge Studio Traditional Japanese song with jiuta and shamisen, pensive and somber, Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
424152 3:31 Med Fast 140   


WABI SABI - (by Wave Charge Studio)  Year: 2010
Wave Charge Studio Dramatic dark and edgy traditional Japanese music with koto and digital synth, Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
424168 1:20 Med Slow 96   


SAKURA - (by Wave Charge Studio)  Year: 2010
Wave Charge Studio Solo koto, calm and pensive song of longing and regret. Instrumental, Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Japanese, Biwa, Moso, and Goze
424153 1:03 Slow 73   

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