Warm-up: 1 min. drills (isolating wrists, elbows, whole arm)
Cold run of Dokokara
- Long Tag
-- 1 e & a drill using Ka
- Main Phrase ABx4
-- Flippy Ka drill
--- big rotation, like making rainbow over drum
--- shoulder towards drum
--- stable hand placement, while relaxed wrist, elbow, shoulder
- Work on transition between AB into Long Tag
- Short Tag Variation with kiai
- Work on transition between kiai into AB
- Run Short Tag Variation with kiai, Main Phrase ABx4, Long Tag
** Make ending energetic and full of life!
Become very comfortable running the ending section so that the transitions are smooth (Short Tag Variation with kiai, Main Phrase ABx4, Long Tag).
Practice each section so you can play with ease (if you're having a difficult time, take a break and do the drill associated with that section).
**If you are comfortable with all the parts, work on speeding it up using a metronome.