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Date: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 18:00 to 19:45
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

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

Class syllabus: 

Welcome
- space overview
-- LATI as guests at ATUS
-- lights, air, whiteboard, music stands
- instrument use
-- bachi
-- setting up drums
- class structure
- introductions (name, experience, weird)
- "Yoroshiku onegaishimasu"

Starting point video - follow the leader oroshi

Course goals
- intro to the three strike types
- learn and perform the Kuyou Oroshi
- love taiko, get to know one another

(Ancillary goals)
- intro to kuchishoga: "do", "go"
- counting
- listening to "togetherness"
- intro to notation

Today's goal: grip and stance

Grip - front-view: copycat R hand (watch 4 me, watch 4 self) then L hand
- first priority: relaxation
- handshake position of wrist
- thumb and the "V"

Elbow - side-view: copycat R hand then L hand

Stance - mirror
- feet position: L back R forward
- leg bend
- distance from drum, upper body / "mesen"

Final announcements
- homework
-- supported, not required
-- ways to practice at home: tire, no-taiko-required exercises
- class pages at taiko.la
- 15-min post-class practice, today, cleaning

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Carol McClellan
Patty Lively

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Thu, August 07, 2014 01
Thu, August 14, 2014 02
Thu, August 21, 2014 03
Thu, August 28, 2014 04
Thu, September 04, 2014 05
Thu, September 11, 2014 06
Thu, September 18, 2014 07
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