I have been playing on a Levenson 2.1 since I began playing the Shakuhachi. Check out my first post for the backstory.
This year I got an early Christmas present from my wife and my mother; a Shakuhachi Yuu, an instructional book by Yoshinobu Taniguchi, and a cleaning cloth.
This is going to be of great benefit to my practice regime. Taniguchi Sensei's book comes with sheet music and a CD. Now that I have a shakuhachi tuned to the most common key, there is a lot I can play along with.
Having exchanged gifts with my Mom last night, I returned to use her sewing room today and made a bag out of some nice twill remnants that she had. I am getting better at sewing, and the whole thing came out pretty well.
So as I set out to enjoy two weeks of for the Christmas break I have no end of opportunity to play. Between now and New Year, I intend to set out some resolutions for practice in 2011.
Merry Christmas everyone!