"BEGIN's Uta San-Shin," is an application for everyone to enjoy easily playing songs with the Okinawan band,
BEGIN, on the Okinawan instrument, the San-Shin.
Because the San-Shin is fretless, if the player doesn't press the stings at exactly the right place, beautiful melodies won't emerge from the instrument. The right positions are known as, "Kan-Dokoro." These, "Kan-Dokoro," are shown through a score of Chinese characters known as, "Kun-Kun-Shi," which is displayed on the left side of the app to allow the player to easily master the basics of the game.
In Free-Play mode, while pressing the Kan-Dokoro and stroking the tap area, the user can experience the feel of truly playing the San-Shin with this app.
Furthermore, in Singing-San-Shin mode, along with the Kan-Dokoro appear original Japanese lyrics, so the player can sing while playing!
Because the tempo and key can be adjusted to the player's level, everyone can eventually master the San-Shin. When the player can stroke at the same speed as the members of BEGIN, they've become a master!
Additionally in the, "Ai no Te," corner, BEGIN's music includes both, "Ai no Te," and, "Yubi-Bue," indispensable parts of Okinawan music. Press, swing, and rock out!
For all lover's of Okinawa, this is an app for anyone to enjoy learning the San-Shin, or just having a great time while drinking with friends.
*All sampling was performed by BEGIN.
Songs included in Version 1.5.0:
○Usagi to Kame
○Tinsagu no hana
○Kankara San-shin umushirumun
○Shimanchu no takara
○Sanshin no Hana
○Taketomijima de Aimasyou (Ver 1.3.0)
○Ojii jiman no Orion beer (Ver 1.3.0)
○Kariyushi no yoru (Ver 1.4.0)
○Uruma Melody (Ver 1.5.0)
○Umi no Koe (Ver 1.5.0)
In Singing-San-Shin mode, lyrics appear with the Kan-Dokoro. Learn the San-Shin while singing!
Automatically plays along with the Kun-Kun-Shi score. The recommended tempo is displayed in the lower left part of the screen, the tempo can be adjusted in the settings, and memorize at your own pace.
The Kan-Dokoro light up, press them while playing.
*If the correct Kan-Dokoro aren't pressed, the next Kan-Dokoro won't be displayed.
The Kun-Kun-Shi score scrolls along the tempo set in the settings while the Kan-Dokoro light up. Try to play along with the tempo!
Bring it all together! Play along with BEGIN's original songs.
*Tempo and key adjusts automatically to these original songs.
In Free-Play Mode, press Kan-Dokoro and play like a real San-Shin.
Ai no Te
The band BEGIN's original Ai no Te, swing your i-phone while using your favourite Ai no Te!