tsukeshime bachi (usually smaller diameter, softer "hou" wood)
nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
- introductions while stretching
-- name, dream MM performance venue, mochi: sweet or savory?
- no Toshi this week or next
overview of MM (repeat for vid)
- current state of affairs
-- paid performing ensemble ($750/gig)
-- 6-14 ppl per performance
-- gig pay will go to defraying our dues and eventually saving for larger projects
-- finalizing our official business status
-- 30-60 min gig ready
-- three sections rough draft
-- natural arc of mochi-making as a vehicle for good taiko music, interesting information, and audience participation
-- great art in variety of venues: "mochi" as ticket into performing arts venues, but senior housing facility / Kumamoto fundraiser / ATUS parking lot has the highest potential for connecting
- need: 4 more members
-- contributing energy and enthusiasm
-- contributing artistic ideas
-- contributing technique (taiko, pounding, kaeshi, cooking, PR, etc)
new member orientation: naname
- assign "masters"
- both bogine and dokko fundamentals simultaneously
--- stance, grip, aim
--- path of bo
--- A v B
--- tekke as "1-3"
--- playing all triplets "123123"
--- accents on 1
--- ka accents on 1
- pair with your major/minor buddy to learn how to put things away