Red Koto is a growing collection of tunings by Koto Virtuoso Chieko Mori. Red Koto can be used for tuning the Instrument by ear, for studying scales, or for playing with the different tunings.
Each tuning refers to a composition by Chieko Mori, written especially for learning Koto Music at her "Koto Studio" school in Tokyo.
Sounds are played both picked with the left hand and plucked with the right hand using ivory picks.
On the left side of the screen the pitch for each string is shown. When touched, a triangle wave with the corresponding frequency is played until deselected.
The middle of the screen represents the 13 strings of the Koto, each string plays a plucked sound at the corresponding pitch.
To the right side the number of the string is shown in Japanese, touching each number produces a plucked sound.
The order of thee tunings can be re-arranged by long-pressing on a tuning in the list.
Except where noted differently, tunings are based on a root note of 442 Hertz.
Scores for the compositions based on the Red Koto tunings are available. Please contact for further information.
CHIEKO MORI KOTO STUDIO TOKYO
- You can now change the order of tunings: long-press on a tuning entry in the list to move it up or down.
- Added new tuning: Hikoukigumo
Ratings and Reviews
Hira-joshi tuning missing...
... This is a large oversight. Also the option to create tunings would be an excellent feature. $7.99 without these features demands a partial refund -or- an update that includes them.
Please understand that this App is about tunings by Chieko Mori. For traditional tunings for the Koto please see the KotoTunings App. Thank You!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.