New Album "Ragtime Children" released in 2016.

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HAMADA, Takasi,
Japanese ragtime guitarist
Here is the web page of HAMADA Takasi,
Japanese classic ragtime guitarist, singer, poet, editor of "the Ainu Times".
Japanese Page

Feel free to contact me. otarunay@yahoo.co.jp

HAMADA, Takasi
Tomioka-cho 1-32-136 Otaru City, Hokkaido, Japan

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RAGTIME ARTICLE
"List of the ragtime guitar tunes"
"How to arrange ragtime for the guitar"
Page of David Thomas Roberts
Composition List of David Thomas Roberts (sorted as years)
David Thomas Roberts Japan Tour 2006, gallery page

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New Album is now on sale! (Dec. 20, 2016)

Ragtime Children / Takashi Hamada (OTR-039)

The latest album of Japanese classic ragtime guitarist.
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Family Restaurant / Kenji Komatsuzaki + Takashi Hamada (OTR-038)

The 4th album of the duo of hammerdulcimer and guitar.
CD Baby distribution

TANNE NAY (OTR-033, 2013)

The new album of Japanese classic ragtime guitarist.
From original ragtime to tango, blues, ballad, caprice, including 2 rag-medleys by Blind Boone.

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Quotes;
 

" You have a wonderful touch and the choice of material is very interesting. You are a special player."
- Woody Mann, country blues guitarist -

" Wonderful, historical contemporary ragtime guitarist, who should be equal to David Laibman."
- Tokio Uchida, country blues guitarist, and president of TAB Guitar School in Japan -

" Mr. Hamada is a talented guitarist."
- Jazz by Mail -

" He is regarded as a leading expert of ragtime guitar in Japan. He has much originality, and his stance to the ragtime arrangement for solo guitar is very serious."
- (Japanese) Acoustic Guitar Magazine 19, 2004 -
 
" Does he have 7 fingers of right hand?"
- (Japanese) Acoustic Guitar Book 17, 2003 -
 

" There are so many beautiful compositions on the CD ["Orion"], but 'I'll Remember You' stands out especially for me now."
- David Thomas Roberts, composer, pianist, Neo-Romantic artist -

" You did a very good job on 'Alaskan Rag' and 'Ragtime Bobolink'. We also enjoyed your compositions. They are very nice."
- Patricia Lamb Conn, a daughter of Joseph F. Lamb -

" You have really catched the Ragtime sound, intricated, sophisticated, dancing and powerful, it's amazing! "
- Antoine Payen, ragtime blues guitarist -

HAMADA went to NAMM Summer Session at Nashville Convention Center & Gaylord Entertainment Center, in July 20-22, 2001. This was his first visit to USA. All through this NAMM trade show, he demonstrated and played MORRIS guitar made by Moridaira Musical Insruments, Japan.

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