The previous post got me thinking about all things Japanese, so I decided to put up a new post on that! Apparently the Japanese drummers ‘Taiko‘ were playing from around 750AD.
They also use the same lute (gakbiwa / biwa) and zither (gakuso / koto) had come over from China. These instruments used a pentatonic scale, not the same as the West is used to thanks to The Blues!
It could be said that the Chinese and Japanese were the first Blues players in the world 😛
(or maybe that should be drum and bass!)