Japanese, Koto-Style Guitar Techniques

There is something to be said for a sound of an instrument that can instantly bestow a certain feeling upon you. The Japanese 13-stringed koto is one of those unique instruments. Upon hearing its mysterious droning, you’re transported to an ancient Japenese temple in Kyoto, whether you’ve ever been there or not. The distinctive sound of the hypnotizing vibrations certainly has a special power.

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Tyler Larson is the founder of the guitar-centric brand Music is Win. His insightful, uncomplicated guitar lessons and gear demonstrations along with entertaining, satirical content about life as a musician receive tens of millions of video views per month across social media. Tyler is also the creator of the extremely popular online guitar learning platform, Guitar Super System. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tyler has been teaching guitar for over a decade and operates a production studio in Nashville, TN.