Nihongo no oto

(MUSICAL FUN TO FAMILIARIZE YOU WITH THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE)

available on CDR

Sounds, phrases, songs and music for creating direct and lasting linguistic impressions. Inspired by the introductory Japanese language text ("Hajimete No Nihongo") written by Yuzuru Katagiri, a semanticist and GDM (Graded Direct Method) language teacher who lives in Kyoto. Mr. Katagiri has also appended a Japanese pronunciation guide to this recording.

(All songs are Copyright 1992 by Ron Hadley. The Sound Appendix is Copyright 1992 by Yuzuru Katagiri.)

Personnel:

Ron Hadley: all instruments (in real time via midi keyboard), sound samples & voice; Gail Heavilin: voice; Yuzuru Katagiri: voice
Prelude
Kore, Sore, Are
Getting To Know Mr. Tanaka
Vermont-Ondo
Jazz Sayonara
Sasa Sakana's Small-scale News
Sound Appendix