Tanka: Wannabe rocker’s lament

guitar begs me stop
can’t riff; my fingers clunky
sick cows sound better
love music, but can’t make it
thank gawd, my camera rocks

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

The second life photo shows an Okinawan 3-stringed sanshin rather than a guitar.  Japanese shamisen evolved from the snake-skinned Okinawan sanshin which probably evolved from the sanxian, a Chinese 3-stringed instrument that looks pretty much the same.   Some people think the sound is similar to a banjo.

Okinawan sanshin, Okinawan folk music

And for fun a ukelele & sanshin Norwegian Wood duet


Sanshin, Wikipedia

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Second Life photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner