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Kyle Abbott is American shamisen player[1] committed to promote the instrument to English-speaking players.[2][3] Author and self-publisher of the book Shamisen of Japan,[4] a comprehensive manual to teach how to build and play the Tsugaru shamisen. Founder of Bachido[5] website (named after the bachi, special plectrum used to strike the strings) that includes video lessons, e-shop, discussion forum and information about workshop camp ShamiCamp.

Abbott recorded in and produced two Monsters of Shamisen albums, Stellar[6] (2013) and Resonance[7] (2014), and also recorded and produced his own solo album, The Cuckoo[8] (2014).


  1. [1] Shamisen at the Centre, event at Japanese Canadian Cultular Centre of Montreal on 19 July 2014
  2. [2] Los Angeles Shamisen Workshop on 8 February 2014
  3. [3] San Jose Shamisen Workshop on 24 January 2014
  4. [4] book Shamisen of Japan
  5. [5] website
  6. [6] CD Stellar
  7. [7] CD Resonance
  8. [8] CD The Cuckoo