Tutorial: Tuning your sanshin, Part 1

When something gets requested here enough times, we’ll do our best to get it to you. So here it is, our first video tutorial on tuning your sanshin. Be sure to check out our “Tuning Your Sanshin” page for more info. I’ll also have it up for download — at a better quality than streaming it on the web — soon so keep an eye on this entry for an update.
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Lyrics: ORANGE RANGE’s ‘Ikenai Taiyou’

[Requested by Karakui commenter kwai ying.]

ORANGE RANGE
“Ikenai Taiyou”
Lyrics & Music by ORANGE RANGE
from the single “Ikenai Taiyou” (SRCL-6599)

IKENAI taiyou Na Na …

CHOTTO de iikara misetekurenaika
Omae no SEKUSHII FEROMON de ore MERO MERO

Ah furechaisou demo IKENAI no!
Jojoni takanaru kodou tomerarenaiwa

Kawasu kotoba no kioku tooku kuchimoto no ugoki ni yure ugoku
Nureta kami wo nadeta soshite Ah

ABC tsuzukanai soNnaNja DAME janai
Datte KOKORO no oku wa chigauNjanai?
ORE no seishuN soNna moN janai atsuku oku de hatetaiyo
Kitto KIMI janakya yadayo ORE wa IKENAI taiyou Na Na …

“Akai ito” naNte esoragoto demo shitagokoro de sae shiNjitaino
Ore wa tadashii KIMI mo tadashii tonikaku mou sayuu sarenai ZE

Damashi damasare mune uzuku heta na shibai ga yori moriageru yoru
Iki ga mimi ni fureta futari Ah

ABC tsuzukanai soNnaNja DAME janai
Datte kokoro no oku wa chigauNjanai?
Atashi no seishuN soNna moN janai atsuku oku de hatetaiyo
Kitto KIMI janakya yadayo atashi IKENAI taiyou

Kawasu kotoba no kioku tooku kuchimoto no ugoki ni yure ugoku
Nureta kami wo nadeta soshite Ah

ABC ABC tsuzukanai soNnaNja DAME janai
Datte KOKORO no oku wa chigauN janai?
ORE no seishuN soNna moN janai atsuku oku de hatetaiyo
Kitto KIMI janakya yadayo ORE wa IKENAI taiyou
Karamiau ito wa kimi to ore wo nusubu akai ito
Na Na …

Notes:
Words in caps were written in katakana (in the style of Cherryblossom Garden) on the Japanese-language lyrics and the capital ‘N’ (e.g. chigauN) is the hiragana ‘ん’ (in the style of Shimauta majimena kenkyuu).