37 - AB

Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 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: 

10 mins of "stretch what needs to be stretched"

upcoming event info/promotions
- Faith United Methodist Church Event
-- January 29th 2017 at noon (performance time)
-- asking who can make it:
-- so far Kris, Hiro, Christine, Andrew (more to email responses later)
- CicLAvia
-- Sunday October 16 2016 long haul meet at 0800
-- other wise meet in downtown at lower Grand Park in Downtown
-- need 2 more sturdy bikes for trailers
-- http://taiko.la/event/taiko-ciclavia-0
- Taiko Thon (Prep)
-- Monday October 10, 2016
-- will be used to prepare and film the advancement of Naname taiko playing over the past couple of years
-- 1300 meeting time

Practice time

- explore a way of transitioning Koneri into Naname
-- mochi mochi testing to see if an idea would work or not due to spacing around kine/number of people and taiko rhythms

- playing around with the idea of Koneri pounders call "Saigono Koneri" & " Ich Ni So Rei" lining up with chudaiko's 1eau2eau3eau4eau on the down beats

- Original 1eau...8eau 1
-- koneri continues for 3 pounds leaving on 6eau
-- bokine pound on the 1 & raise mochi/pounded rice. put down wait for other 3 bokine and count in to start naname
-- chudaiko play 1eau...8eau going from dark kas->light kas->edge of drum->Dons ending with a Don-oroshi on the 1 ends oroshi with ko-don into swing ji on bacchi clicks

- Critiques:
-- kaieshi is needed between end of koneri and naname to scrape rice together and flip it
-- rice would not be together enough to lift at the end with the bokine
-- if there is enough time for kine people to get bokine
-- could seem hectic if to short

- Suggestions:
-- ending koneri and having the kaieshi come in during a longer 1eau...[16eau or 32eau]
--- seems a little long for the rhythm 16eau seems like a good length but also suggested to have the ending not be fixed and line up ending with kine
-- having the bokine meet and enter all at once
--- possible but could take too long and rice might cool too much
-- extending koneri to mash rice to 80%
--- turned down because too long/ kind of defeats the point of having naname
-- keeping the ending similar but having a movement/flair motion at the end instead of raising rice up
--- not explored
-- More to explore/might have been more ideas but I cannot remember any more at the moment :T

- Conclusion
-- good idea that worked but needs to be explored/adapted to how koneri ends/how the rice is at the end of koneri ~50-60%
-- close and gave some direction/idea for a transition

Discussion/concerns at the end of practice
- what is considered the basic/simplest form/idea for each section and the transitions
- what is the vision/overall performance to look like
-- since the new members have joined there has not been a full run through since the Mochi pounding on 8/30
-- hard for newer members to see how everything flows together & how it runs
- request for more drum time
-- needing to do all on drums once in a while & try to notice when members are not ... (standing around not doing anything or...) being challenged during a current section
-- noticing when it would benefit everyone to learn the drum part to match with pounders/what to listen for while pounding
- frustration over trying new things that might be too complex when mochi mochi is trying to make a simpler version
- being able to get members confident in themselves and that they know the parts
-- need more performances possibly, but will come with time
-- also getting members to voice their opinions openly like Jen (which is great for group growth and group growing closer together)

Closing

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Andrew Bordenave
Carol Fukuchi
Diana Malouf
Diane Fujimori
Dina Aubrey
Hiroka Fujimoto
Jennifer Trochez
Kaitlyn Higa
Kris Bergstrom
Sharon Hayashi
Toshi Kato

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Tue, January 12, 2016 01
Tue, January 12, 2016 Q1 meeting
Sat, January 16, 2016 gig - Torr. F.M.
Tue, January 19, 2016 02
Wed, January 20, 2016 gig - SBMS
Sat, January 23, 2016 gig - Villa Sorr.
Tue, January 26, 2016 03
Tue, February 02, 2016 04 - Primer mochitsuki
Tue, February 09, 2016 05
Tue, February 16, 2016 06
Wed, February 17, 2016 gig - Honda
Tue, February 23, 2016 07
Tue, March 01, 2016 08
Tue, March 08, 2016 09
Tue, March 15, 2016 10
Tue, March 22, 2016 11
Tue, March 29, 2016 12
Tue, April 19, 2016 15
Sat, April 23, 2016 gig - LMU
Tue, April 26, 2016 Q2 meeting
Tue, May 03, 2016 16 - Primer mochitsuki
Tue, May 10, 2016 17
Tue, May 17, 2016 18
Tue, May 24, 2016 19
Sat, May 28, 2016 gig - Kumamoto
Tue, June 07, 2016 20
Tue, June 14, 2016 21
Tue, June 21, 2016 22
Tue, June 28, 2016 23
Tue, July 05, 2016 24
Tue, July 12, 2016 25
Tue, July 19, 2016 26
Tue, July 26, 2016 27
Tue, August 02, 2016 28 - primer mochitsuki
Tue, August 09, 2016 29
Tue, August 16, 2016 30
Tue, August 23, 2016 31
Tue, August 30, 2016 32 - trial mem. mochitsuki
Tue, September 06, 2016 33 - Q3 meeting
Tue, September 13, 2016 34
Tue, September 20, 2016 35
Tue, September 27, 2016 36 - DA
Tue, October 04, 2016 37 - AB
Tue, October 11, 2016 38 - KH
Tue, October 18, 2016 39 - DF
Tue, October 25, 2016 40 - primer mochitsuki!
Tue, November 01, 2016 41
Tue, November 08, 2016 42
Tue, November 15, 2016 43 - taste test!
Tue, November 22, 2016 44
Tue, November 29, 2016 45
Tue, December 06, 2016 46 - mochitsuki
Tue, December 13, 2016 47
Fri, December 16, 2016 Pound-a-thon
Tue, December 20, 2016 48 - Q4 meeting
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