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MASAAKI KISHIBE

It is easy to realize that Masaaki Kishibe's has an ever increasing popularity and recognition in Japan's acoustic guitar circles when the Japanese version of Acoustic Guitar Magazine has nothing but good things to say about him.
Masaaki Kishibe started playing the guitar at the age of 14 and honed his skill under Isato Nakagawa, a legendary guitarist in Japan. After coming across the unique music of Michael Hedges and Pierre Bensusan, Masaaki "saw the light" and became hooked on alternative tunings and instrumental guitar music. Open tunings have been his "standard tuning" ever since. His cool brand of music ranges from jazzy, bluesy tunes to feel-good ballads that are sure to touch your heart.
He's published 7 original solo guitar albums, "Truth" in 1995, "Growing Up" in 1999, and "Bloom" in 2002, "Recollection" 2005, "Kiseki no Yama" in 2007, "My Favorits" in 2008, and "12 Stories" in 2010 under his own MK Music label. A German label, Acoustic Music Records, headed by noted guitarist Peter Finger, included Masaaki's tunes on a compilation CD titled "Made In Japan". This album introduced Masaaki Kishibe to European audiences.
Masa Sumide says, "Masaaki's music is simply beautiful and his playing flows like silk"


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Masaaki Kishibe's brand new album "Ways"....
has been released!!!
A Tab book for "Ways" was issued at the same time!!!
◆MASAAKI KISHIBE / Ways (CD)         3,000 JPY
 
All 11 tracks: 1. Sailing/ 2. Way/ 3. SL de GO !/ 4. Raindrops/ 5. Heartstrings/ 6. Black Baccara/ 7. Ibuki/ 8. Showa Romance/ 9. Ryusei/ 10. Yoake-mae/ 11. Go Home/ ■11 brand new songs as above are included. Track 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 have Japanese song titles.

◆MASAAKI KISHIBE / Ways [Tab Book]        2,000 JPY
 All 11 songs: 1. Sailing/ 2. Way/ 3. SL de GO !/ 4. Raindrops/ 5. Heartstrings/ 6. Black Baccara/ 7. Ibuki/ 8. Showa Romance/ 9. Ryusei/ 10. Yoake-mae/ 11. Go Home/ ■11 brand new songs' guitar tab book for his new album "Ways".

◆MASAAKI KISHIBE / 12 Stories (CD)         3,000 JPY

 All 12 tracks: Happiness/ Tokimeki/ Time travel/ RIJN de smile/ Tohi Kioku/ All together/ Dandelion/ Convertible/ fu-ta-ri/ Night in TAIPEI/ November/ Thank you for.../
■We look forward to your order!!!
 Please be sure that the Tab book for this new album was issued at the same time!!!


◆MASAAKI KISHIBE / 12 Stories [Tab Book]       
  2,000 JPY

 All 12 songs: Happiness/ Tokimeki/ Time travel/ RIJN de smile/ Tohi Kioku/ All together/ Dandelion/ Convertible/ fu-ta-ri/ Night in TAIPEI/ November/ Thank you for.../


CD
●MASAAKI KISHIBE / 花: Hana - Acoustic Guitar Anthology (CD)         2,572 JPY

 All 15 tracks: Hajimari/ Kaze, Hashiru/ Time Travel/ Eternal/ Rainy Window/ Sleepless Night/ End of Summer Sea/ Sea of Clouds/ Shine of Silver Thaw/ Dandelion/ Mountain of Miracle/ November/ Song for 1310/ Hana/ Truth/ ■The 15 best selections of Kishibe's original compositions since 1995.


◆MASAAKI KISHIBE / My Favorites (CD)         3,000 JPY

 All 14 tracks: Down by the Sally Garden/ The End of the World/ Yesterday Once More/ Wondeful Tonight/ Take Five/ Furusato/ The Water is Wide/ Sheebeg and Sheemore/ Tema D'amore from "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso"/ Umi/ Momiji/ Kokoro hanarete/ Traumerei/ When You Wish Upon a Star/ Released in 2008
 ■Well-known songs such as "Wonderful Tonight", and "The Water is Wide" are contained in this album.


◆MASAAKI KISHIBE / My Favorites [Tab Book]       
 2,000 JPY
 All 14 songs: Down by the Sally Garden/ The End of the World/ Yesterday Once More/ Wondeful Tonight/ Take Five/ Furusato/ The Water is Wide/ Sheebeg and Sheemore/ Tema D'amore from "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso"/ Umi/ Momiji/ Kokoro hanarete/ Traumerei/ When You Wish Upon a Star/

◆MASAAKI KISHIBE / Kiseki no Yama: Mountain of Miracle (CD)        3,000 JPY

 All 14 tracks: Kaze, Hashiru (Running with the Wind) [Arrange Version]/ Harukanaru Fuji (Faraway Mt. Fuji)/ Haru, Kitaru (Spring Has Come)/ Morning Glory/ Gensou no Mori (Illusionary Forest) [New Version]/ Toki o Koe te (Acrossing the time)/ Nagare Yuku Kumo (Drifting Clouds)/ Kaze, Hashiru (Winds Run) [Piano Solo Version]/ Sanchou Yuukei (Sunset on the Peak)/ Kumo no Umi (Sea of Clouds)/ Satoyama no Natsu (Fields of Dummer)/ Yami no Naka de (In the Dark)/ Juhyo no Kagayaki (Shine of Silver Thaw)/ Kiseki no Yama (Mountain of Miracle)/  Released in 2006


◆MASAAKI KISHIBE / Kiseki no Yama: Mountain of Miracle [Tab Book]     2,000 JPY
 
 All 14 songs: Kaze, Hashiru (Running with the Wind) [Arrange Version]/ Harukanaru Fuji (Faraway Mt. Fuji)/ Haru, Kitaru (Spring Has Come)/ Morning Glory/ Gensou no Mori (Illusionary Forest) [New Version]/ Toki o Koe te (Acrossing the time)/ Nagare Yuku Kumo (Drifting Clouds)/ Kaze, Hashiru (Winds Run) [Piano Solo Version]/ Sanchou Yuukei (Sunset on the Peak)/ Kumo no Umi (Sea of Clouds)/ Satoyama no Natsu (Fields of Dummer)/ Yami no Naka de (In the Dark)/ Juhyo no Kagayaki (Shine of Silver Thaw)/ Kiseki no Yama (Mountain of Miracle)/


MASAAKI KISHIBE / Recollection (CD)           3,000 JPY

 All 12 tracks: Place of mind/ e-ga-o/ Islander/ Shonen no Yume [Childhood Dream]/ Summer Beat/ Ai no Aisatsu/ Yume no naka de/ Rodeo/ Omoide/ Yasoukyoku/ Song for 1310/ Kizuna/  Released in 2005
 ■Well-known song such as "Song for 1310" is contained in this album.


MASAAKI KISHIBE / Recollection [Tab Book]           2,000 JPY
 
 All 12 songs: Place of mind/ e-ga-o/ Islander/ Shonen no Yume/ Summer Beat/ Ai no Aisatsu/ Yume no naka de/ Rodeo/ Omoide/ Yasoukyoku/ Song for 1310/ Kizuna/


MASAAKI KISHIBE / Bloom (CD)           3,000 JPY

 All 13 tracks: Hajimari [The Beginning]/ Dorukusu no Mori/ Review/ Baby's Eyes/ Kiraku ni Ikou [Take It Easy]/ Eternal/ What's Up/ Octopus/ Athletes/ Nemurenai Yoru ni [Sleepless Night]/ Amefuru Madobe ni [Rainy Window]/ The Time of Departure/ Released in 2002
 ■Well-known songs such as "The Beginning", "Take It easy", "Sleepless Night", and "Rainy Window" are contained in this album.


MASAAKI KISHIBE / Bloom [Tab Book]           2,000 JPY
 
 All 13 songs: Hajimari/ Dorukusu no Mori/ Review/ Baby's Eyes/ Kiraku ni Ikou/ Eternal/ What's Up/ Octopus/ Athletes/ Nemurenai Yoru ni [Sleepless Night]/ Amefuru Madobe ni/ The Time of Departure/


MASAAKI KISHIBE / Growing Up (CD)             3,000 JPY

All 13 tracks: Kaze, Hashiru/ Growing up (for Chishu)/ Smoker/ J-Blues/ Jan/ Bikini and Sunglass/ Natsu no Owari no Umi [End of Summer Sea]/ Big Man/ Takeda no Komori Uta〜Den-den Daiko/ Midnight Ionliness/ Megamouth/ Winter/ Hana/ Released in 1999
 ■Well-known songs such as "Growing Up", "End of Summer Sea", and "Hana" are contained in this album.


MASAAKI KISHIBE / Growing Up [Tab Book]           2,000 JPY
 All 13 songs: Kaze, Hashiru/ Growing up (for Chishu)/ Smoker/ J-Blues/ Jan/ Bikini to Sunglass/ Natsu no Owari no Umi/ Big Man/ Takeda no Komori Uta〜Den-den Daiko/ Midnight Ionliness/ Megamouth/ Winter/ Hana/


MASAAKI KISHIBE / Truth (CD)             3,000 JPY

 All 12 tracks: Kitchen Helper Blues/ Kojika to Shonen/ Stream/ Morning glory/ Beat Time/ Yousukou/ Snowfall/ Gensou no Mori/ Inspiration/ Le solitaire/ "Oyasumi" to Yuu Mae ni/ Truth/ Released in 1995


MASAAKI KISHIBE / Truth [Tab Book]           2,000 JPY
 All 12 songs: Kitchen Helper Blues/ Kojika to Shonen/ Stream/ Morning glory/ Beat Time/ Yousukou/ Snowfall/ Gensou no Mori/ Inspiration/ Le solitaire/"Oyasumi" to Yuu Mae ni/ Truth/

DVD
MASAAKI KISHIBE / OPEN TUNING AND FINGERPICKING [DVD]  special price!! 1,575 JPY

 Songs: <Opening theme> HAJIMARI (DADGAD, CAPO=3); 1. CHANGE THE WORLD (EADGBE)/ 2. WATER IS WIDE (DADGBE, CAPO=2)/ 3. WATER IS WIDE (DADGAD, CAPO=3)/ 4. GROWING UP (DADGAD, CAPO=3)/ 5. Takeda no Komori-Uta〜Den-den Daiko (DADF♯BD, CAPO=2)/ 6. MEGAMOUTH (DADGGD, Half Step Down)/ 7.ATHLETES (DADF♯AD, CAPO=2)/ <Ending Theme> Hana (DADF♯AD, CAPO=3)/ ■Running time: 75minute; Tab booklet included
 *This is an instruction DVD by masaaki Kishibe. Please be sure that this DVD's region code is not "ZERO" and format is NTSC.
This was made for Japanese market. However, most of our foreign customers in USA, Canada, Europe have informed us that this DVD can be shown with their own PC, although this doe not mean taht we can guarantee it 100%.
 Needless to say, Masaaki Kishibe explains in Japanese only. But it must be a great opportunity for you to watch and see how he plays these songs carefully at your living room.


DVD
MASAAKI KISHIBE / ACOUSTIC GUITAR LIVE [DVD/103minutes]    4,830 JPY

 Songs: Hajimari/ Growing Up/ Baby's Eyes/ Nemurenai Yoru ni/ Octopus/ Megamouth/ Ame Furu madobe de/ Bikini to Sunglass/ / Natsu no Owari no Umi/ The Water Is Wide/ Yumi no naka de/ Omoide/ Winter/ Le solitaire/ Hana/ Athletes/ Eternal/

*This is a live performance DVD by masaaki Kishibe. Please be sure that this DVD's region code is not "ZERO" and format is NTSC.
This was made for Japanese market. 
SOLD-OUT. AS THIS DVD HAS BEEN OUT OF STOCK AT THE DVD COMPANY FOR MANY MONTHS, WE HAVE NO INFORMATION ABOUT NEXT ARRIVAL SCHEDULE. WE WOULD BE PLEASED TO MENTION HERE ABOUT THE ARRIVAL DATE, WHEN WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE INFORMATION.



A Rick Ruskin's Tab book of "WORDS FAIL ME" which is supervised by Masaaki Kishibe!!
◆RICK RUSKIN / WORDS FAIL ME [Tab Book]  SL-BK-0001 
 special price!! 1,973 JPY

■Supervised by Masaaki Kishibe
transcribed by Rick Ruskin;
All 14 songs: Lullaby/ Hey There, Baby/ See-Saw/ Mode Railroad/ Long Walk Home/ Places To Hide/ Cut To The Chase/ Satchel/ Heavey Traffic/ Art By Accident/ Gratitude/ Glass Guitar/ & 50 Cents Gets You A Cup Of Coffee/ Words Fail Me/ 
■"Words Fail Me" is one of masterpieces which was released by a veteran American fingerstyle guitarist Rick Ruskin in 1997. His fingerstyle solo guitar music and its arrangements have influenced many guitarists in all over the world. This tab book was supervised by Masaaki Kishibe who has been a big fan of Rick Ruskin. A part of some words about Ruskin by Masaaki Kishibe in it is below.
"Rick Ruskin's polished skills and simple sound production on his music has always attracted me. I have beenimpressed by his talent of songwriting which is played in regular tuning. (...) I hope that you will enjoy Rick Ruskin's guitar music as much as I do" --- Masaaki Kishibe


●RICK RUSKIN / WORDS FAIL ME [CD] 
     CD-9708 2,400 JPY

 All 14 songs: Lullaby(3:02)/ Hey There, Baby(3:06)/ See-Saw(2:30)/ Mode Railroad(3:10)/ Long Walk Home(2:50)/ Places To Hide(2:29)/ Cut To The Chase(3:47)/ Satchel(3:48)/ Heavey Traffic(3:28)/ Art By Accident(2:45)/ Gratitude(3:17)/ Glass Guitar(2:37)/ & 50 Cents Gets You A Cup Of Coffee(3:25)/ Words Fail Me(2:58)/ 
■This is one of the pasterpieces on fingerstyle guitar music.





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