Misc Creativity: Seven techniques of taiko composition

Thursdays, 8pm -- 9:45pm

First Class: Thu, May 07, 2015
Room: Small Classroom

Los Angeles Taiko Institute's first composition course!

Create a new piece from start to finish, guided and inspired by seven straightforward approaches to taiko composition! Learn Kris' tips for writing compelling grooves (tonal repetition, timing precision), arranging for the taiko orchestra (the taiko "scale"), researching through light-hearted improvisation, and overcoming self-doubt (literal composition, named phrases). This fun and fast-paced course culminates in the performance of a new piece during PEAC Week!

The advanced technique of experienced players will be utilized when available but the course is open to players of all levels. Five or more participants are required for the full 12-week offering.

Note there is no class June 11 (for Taiko Conference) or July 30 (instructor leave). The term has been extended to accommodate the full 12 classes.

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Thu, May 07, 2015 01
Thu, May 14, 2015 02
Thu, May 21, 2015 03
Thu, May 28, 2015 04
Thu, June 04, 2015 05
Thu, June 11, 2015 NO CLASS
Thu, June 18, 2015 06
Thu, June 25, 2015 07
Thu, July 02, 2015 08 - coach
Thu, July 09, 2015 09 - coach
Thu, July 16, 2015 10
Thu, July 23, 2015 11
Thu, July 30, 2015 NO CLASS
Thu, August 06, 2015 12 - PEAC
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