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Q-Moku: Tackle the Exploding Volume of Chan-chiki

New in 2019, these Q-Moku (practice shumoku) are designed to allow atarigane practice in manageable loudness (below 90db)! It is made of a metal core wrapped with soft fabric or leather to simulate balance of a real antler shumoku. The handle is carefully carved for thumb placement, and a counterweight fixed in the end. This two features enhance control and speed, which are particular important for fast tempo in Edo Bayashi practice.

For my development process and philosophy, check out my blog or facebook page. With feedback from users, Q-Moku is now available through Yeeman ‘ManMan’ Mui.

Why use a Q-Moku?

• Protect yours and your friends’ precious hearing; regular hits are as loud as 120db, very damaging to hearing!
• Spare your roommates and neighbors from misery!
• Focus on training your left hand dexterity (with the heavy atarigane).
• In lessons or rehearsals, talk and play at the same time, no earplugs needed!
• Everyone loves a solid kane player! 

Q-Moku (Regular version)

This Q-Moku is suitable for regular home use. “Chan” is slightly louder than “chiki”. The volume is moderate, no ear-plug needed. Due to the use of different fabrics, there are slight variations of volume range. Please consult if you have a preference.

XQ-Moku (Extra-quiet version)

The XQ-Moku is made of thick, soft but durable leather. The playing volume is close to inaudible. Likely an overkill for most users; suitable for small rooms with thin walls and sensitive neighbors/ roommates.

May 2020:
Q-Moku are currently available in the US, through Yeeman ‘ManMan’ Mui. Quantity limited! Check out this Google Doc for more photos of the current stock.