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Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 20:00 to 21:45
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

welcome
- names
- reiterate course goals
-- be able to play confident oroshi as group
--- three types of strike
--- timing
--- taiko essentials
---- kuchishoga, terminology ("nagado" "beta"), history
---- joy of getting better and being able to play taiko together

dogo warmup
- 4 counts, Kris / all counting (80bpm)
- dogo "2" "3" "4"
- dogo dogo "3" "4"
- dogo dogo dogo "4"
- dogo dogo dogo dogo
- counts only
- "1" dogo "3" "4"
- "1" "2" dogo "4"
- "1" "2" "3" dogo
- counts only
- "1" dogo "3" dogo
- dogo "2" dogo "4"
- counts only
- dogo "2" dogo dogo
- dogo dogo "3" dogo
- "1" dogo dogo dogo

grip review and individual feedback
- bachi flop experiments w/ partner if necessary

2 min individual practice (ignoring others)
- gripping with middle finger
- bending from elbow

large strike
- let the bachi do what it wants to do
- power of gravity
- feedback
- ignoring others practice: controlled fall, joy of a good hit

first hits of oroshi

16s Drill as ender

Homework: 

About taiko: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiko, especially the "History" and "North America" sections.
About Asano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tREzw1Dp2s
About Kris: http://OnEnsemble.org

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Katsuji Asano
Mary Letendre
Eric Lai

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Mon, February 10, 2014 01
Mon, February 17, 2014 02
Mon, February 24, 2014 03
Mon, March 03, 2014 04
Mon, March 10, 2014 05
Mon, March 17, 2014 06
Mon, March 24, 2014 07
Mon, March 31, 2014 08
Mon, April 07, 2014 09
Mon, April 14, 2014 10
Mon, April 21, 2014 11
Mon, April 28, 2014 12
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