nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
1-minute drills (Rt and Lt side)
The Swing Beat
4-8-16-24 (Rt and Lt side)
- Try playing "stacked!"
-- Grp 1: starts on 4, Grp 2: starts on 8, Grp 3: 16, Grp 4: 24
SFTD Drill (Modified)
Rt and Lt side
Timing & Soloing
Practice playing ji while others improvise
Make sure to come in on time
Make sure rhythms match the swing beat and are clear!
Remember: practicing improvisation is more about listening than how many beats you play
- Focus on keeping arms forward and in control (don't let them swing behind you)
Try playing pattern leading LH