Kari, in shakuhachi music, is both a property of a note and a technique. To play a note kari means to play it with raised pitch, relative to playing the note meri. In addition to sharpening the pitch, playing a note kari also modifies the tone color or timbre of a note.
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- James, Phil Nyokai. "Shakuhachi Tips: Meri-Kari". Retrieved 2006-11-29.
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