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Wagin (和吟)

A type of vocal that has different meanings in different schools. In the Kanze School, it refers to a method of chanting in which the singer puts a suggestion of tsuyogin into a yowagin part, or vice versa. Specifically, the chanting is done in an intermediate way, featuring both tsuyogin and yowagin; for example, by using the powerful breathing of the former during a melodic and graceful part of the latter type, or by applying the vocalization of the latter when chanting in the musical scale of the former. Other schools call such techniques "tsuyome" and "yowame, " or "gō-no-kokoro" and "wa-no-kokoro, " respectively. In some schools, wagin refers to yowagi, while gōgin refers to tsuyogin.

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