From Niibori Guitar Music Schools 101st Recital
Kiyomi Niibori (a member of NE & Ladies' Quartet, Master of Arts in Music)
The article introduced from page 8 of this issue is the state of affairs in the
101st big recital by Niibori Guitar Music School.
Niibori Guitar Music School, established by Dr. Hiroki Niibori in 1957, is the
guitar centered music school for hobby and acquiring culture. Subjects for lesson
are guitars in general, guitars for each sound range especially in Niibori Guitar
(Method) (Alto Guitar, Bass Guitar, Cembalo Guitar etc.) of course, Ukulele, instruments
close to guitar (guitar genus) such as Taisho-Goto (Key Board Guitar), and Flute,
Vocal, Piano Drum, Cello etc. in big scaled schools.
Niibori Guitar Music School has branded schools and friendship schools in many
districts in Japan, and the recital for this time is performed by students of
schools directly managed by headquarters = districts of Kanto and Tokai.
Performers for solo and ensemble were selected in New Year Concerts and Spring
Concerts in each district prior to this recital. They are selected from thousands
of students and it is very honorable for them.
You can see from snap shots that their age is widely spreading. Performers of
pre school age, 70s, 80s, 3 generations, 4 generations for some time, are meeting
together and showing their results of daily practice. Students entering to Niibori
Guitar Music School, age of 50s are quite general now and 70s or 80s in some cases
having no experience are increasing. Why these things became possible...?
Here, greetings given by Dr. Hiroki Niibori (President of Niibori Guitar Music
School) and Mr. Kazuyuki Terada, chief professor of vocational college = International
Niibori Music Academy, former teacher in Niibori Guitar Music School, for this
recital are introduced.
<From Dr. Hiroki Niiboris Greetings for program of the recital>
53 years has passed since its the first establishment. All members of the
staff of our music school are musicians. My heart is filled with deep emotion
with present state of our school having students of our grandchildren, resulting
from paying continuous effort of group of artists with various personalities to
research and development, overcoming management crisis with their work as a united
body. I appreciate all of continuous supporters.
It is called in the world as Niibori-Method is love. It comes from
method feeling for ones partner. Alto Guitar (melody-high pitched
tone) performers are required feeling for performing to Bass Guitar (low pitched
tone) performers lead. Prime Guitar (middle pitched tone) group is required
feeling for going between them. The most prominent feature of Niibori Method is
completing all of leading part, partner and supporting part and just the completion
of development of this method confidently brought worlds support and long
Rational love is found in the teachings of Christ.
The teaching is said to be disliking meeting with mother-in-law, disliking
existence of daughter-in-law, to avoid meeting together is love, and you should
serve her thinking the disgusting mother-in-law is your mother. It is the
teaching that there is such a love.
In some time, at the practice in my guitar orchestra, when Alto Guitars and Soprano
Guitars were performed selfishly, Bass Guitars, sending unusual cool signals,
did not join to perform together intently. Of course they performed completely
at the stage, displaying rational love at the practice to go over
toward magnificent love.
Thus, it is possible only in Niibori to taste joyfulness like miniature copy of
human society. I would like to recommend you experiencing leading part, partner
and supporting part in well balance rather than experiencing only Prime Guitar
as in old time.
Harmony performed by N-Method Guitars (guitars in high, medium and low pitched
sound ranges), we are using, generates sound above 4,000 Hz (frequency, vibration)
and it sounds in whole body to secrete splendid hormones from brain, and also
to enjoy youthful, pleasant, full-bodied raison dêtre.
Today, we are going to have splendid concert by students began to learn only way
in Niibori. Many of audience join in next year will be wonderful. I hope the concert
will be successful.
<From Mr. Kazuyuki Teradas Greetings>
Congratulations for appearing on stage. This year also I examined New Year Concerts
and Spring Concerts and I could receive vigor from so many performers.
Seeing every recital in the districts I could see so many performers acting with
vivid expressions to enjoy favorite music through the life in Niibori-Method.
Eagerly hearing comments on examination after the concert and encouraging each
other at the closing party with smile of happy, wonderful enthusiasm filled the
site. These were wonderful atmosphere for me to think of I should not be
a professional if I knew finding joyful happy life by learning in Niibori Guitar.
We can feel stronger day by day the word Dr. Niibori continuously proposed for
a half of century building up an oasis for heart and I am very glad
to see daily progress of music schools in ideal and high leveled contents.
Now, the lesson is not start from musical scores and enriched, epoch-making
and impressive lesson system with watching DVD at first, using original text books,
joining events frequently held, finishing with eye contact, is being applied.
Many students are enjoying right-brain-sensed performing expression in music school
proud of splendid contents. Meet with wonderful companions having common sense
of value through experiencing ensemble or orchestra and can share the impression.
Now, the performance is the moment of progress of impression! I am looking forward
to hot performance on this stage waited for long.
Students came over from Singapore
Schools and groups using Niibori Method in overseas are increasing and foreign
students, visiting and entering International Niibori Music Academy to learn N-Method
eagerly, are also increasing. It is also greatly delightful for us that students
and leaders from Singapore, introduced by Mr. Thomas Liauw = the representative
of Niibori Guitar Singapore, are increasing.
As introduced on photogravure pages (from p.2 ) of this issue, students and leaders
of Victoria Junior College (about 30 persons) and National Junior College (about
20 persons) came by group tour to learn N-Method in June. For this time, they
observed rehearsals of Niibori Guitar Philharmonic Orchestra and Niibori Guitar
Ensemble, attended the lecture on N-Method, leading method for ensemble and conducting,
and Guitarron and Cembalo Guitars for each sound range, and joined at social gathering
with students orchestra of International Niibori Music Academy.
We will accept students from overseas area willingly and visiting to International
Niibori Music Academy will be suggested.
For questions, advice & requests about Monthly Harmony,
Niibori Guitar Music Academy, Editorial Office
143-14 Fujisawa, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken,
Phone: +81-466-23-8338 / Fax: +81-466-23-9337
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