01

Date: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 18:00 to 19:45
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

tsukeshime bachi (usually smaller diameter, softer "hou" wood)
nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

[15] Orientation
- overview of website
- dues explanation
-- dues determined by room rental expense divided by membership, plus small buffer
-- dues required regardless of breaks
-- monthly dues deposited in group bank account
-- recurring billing system coming soon, hopefully
- members complete first month's payment and individual user profiles

[15] Welcome
my artistic vision
- Toshi's vision (Toshi explain), Kris' implementation, OUR group
- mochitsuki as the perfect "art container"
- Kagamikai, but original
- standard practice schedule
-- 15 warmup: copycat
-- 10 focus of the day, explanation/demo
-- 45 details practice
-- 15 sectional runthrough
-- 10 individual practice
-- clean, final announcements, close

Practice arc
- work through the various parts of the performance
- try a real mochitsuki, eat and discuss
- repeat, each time going deeper into the details

Risks of this approach
- too "shallow", nothing done long enough to sink in
-- limit scope: for example, on first pass, we'll only do kine section
-- individual's take responsibility for their roles
- some skills (sugagaki) require dedicated, long practice
-- focus practice time on the other ones
-- empower individuals to tackle the long-practice skills

Performance rough structure
kine structure
- (prep)
- oroshi (as hakobiya enters)
- jyunbi
- koneri
- ipponzuki
- dekiagari
- (mochikiri)
- (cleanup)
bozuki structure
- oroshi (as hakobiya enters)
- jyunbi
- tate
- roll
- naname
- mochi age
- mawari
- oshiage
audience participation structure

set up equipment (one nagado for every two people)
- bachi for different taiko
- mutes
- how to rotate
- how to learn by watching

Today's focus: oroshi stance and strike
- point out role and level
-- roles
--- one hakobiya
--- one or more players on nagado
--- two or more on koneri (waiting)
-- levels
--- following
--- leading
--- sugagaki
- copycat grip
- copycat stance
- copycat med strike
- copycat large strike
- copycat timing (focus on upstroke)
-- I lead
-- others lead

Oroshi practice following hakobiya

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Kris Bergstrom
Toshi Kato
Hiroka Fujimoto
Andrew Bordenave
Desmond Tamaki
Christopher Fong
Carol Fukuchi
Dina Aubrey
Kaitlyn Higa
Sharon Hayashi
Charles Hsueh
Jacob Ervin

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Tue, February 10, 2015 01
Tue, February 17, 2015 02
Tue, February 24, 2015 03
Tue, March 03, 2015 04
Tue, March 10, 2015 05
Tue, March 17, 2015 06
Tue, March 24, 2015 07
Tue, March 31, 2015 08
Tue, April 07, 2015 09
Tue, April 14, 2015 10
Tue, April 21, 2015 11
Tue, April 28, 2015 12
Tue, May 05, 2015 13
Tue, May 12, 2015 14
Tue, May 19, 2015 15
Tue, May 26, 2015 16
Tue, June 02, 2015 17
Tue, June 09, 2015 NO PRACTICE
Tue, June 16, 2015 18
Tue, June 23, 2015 19
Tue, June 30, 2015 20
Tue, July 07, 2015 21 - Mochitsuki
Tue, July 14, 2015 22
Tue, July 21, 2015 23
Tue, July 28, 2015 24
Tue, August 04, 2015 25
Tue, August 11, 2015 26
Tue, August 18, 2015 27
Tue, August 25, 2015 28 - mochitsuki
Tue, September 01, 2015 29
Tue, September 08, 2015 30
Tue, September 15, 2015 31
Tue, September 22, 2015 32
Tue, September 29, 2015 33
Tue, October 06, 2015 34
Tue, October 13, 2015 35
Tue, October 20, 2015 36
Tue, October 27, 2015 37
Tue, November 03, 2015 38
Tue, November 10, 2015 39
Tue, November 17, 2015 40
Tue, November 24, 2015 41
Tue, December 01, 2015 42
Tue, December 08, 2015 43
Tue, December 15, 2015 44
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