Making Music

Let's assume that you have done all the previous steps and you have a musical instrument in hand. It's now time to play.

Playing the blossom

Choose any puncture to start from and simply follow the threads. Regarding paths or directions, see the next section on the 4 Types of Movements.

Start playing

A puncture tells you what note to play. A thread tells you what note to play next.

You have absolute freedom in defining the style of playing. It is entirely up to you to define dynamics _and _rhythm.

On a guitar for example, p5–p6 can be played by bending a string.

Freedom of play

Or on a piano, p1–p5 can be arpeggiated, playing all notes, and as if there were punctures, in between (p1–p2–p3–p4–p5).

Playing seeds and buds

A seed offers a way of playing various combinations of the 3 punctures to create chords or simple 3-note melodies.

Likewise, a bud can be played as a 4-note chord or a simple 4-note melody.

Use of seeds and buds in making Tahigami music is optional.

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