Hachijo Form: Create Your Piece (YK13)

Wednesdays, 6-7:45pm

First Class: Wed, September 28, 2016
Teacher(s): Yuta Kato, David Wells
Room: Large Classroom

Yuta Kato, Hachijo Daiko solo clip

Hachijo is one of the taiko world's great playing styles. Powerful and graceful, the form lends itself to both rhythmic and movement expression.
It is a strictly improvisational style of taiko played by only two people: the soloist and the base-beat player. Because of its simple nature, there is no limit to what two people can create together using just one drum.

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals necessary to play in the Hachijo-style,and will be guided through drills and exercises designed to help increase confidence in soloing and in becoming a thoughtful taiko player.

Quotes from some of our students:

"Learning Hachijo was so fun and freeing! The atmosphere and teacher couldn't have been better to learn a new style of taiko, one where expression is king. I'm really looking forward to more Hachijo!"
Helen Simmins-McMillin
"Effortless beauty from the masters...liberating fun in class! Playing Hachijo syncs you with your partner either during shitauchi or uwauchi...smiles all around! Thanks for a great experience!!!"
May Yee

Price and Purchase
$264 for whole all 12 weeks (purchase online or at Asano Taiko US)
$96 monthly installments every 4 weeks (purchase online or at Asano Taiko US)
Purchase Online - make sure to click on appropriate class title

Outline of 12-Week Course

  1. Intro to Hachijo - Shitauchi Types/Uwauchi Concept
  2. Practice Exercise
  3. Combine Uwauchi and Shitauchi
  4. Speed Up Template
  5. Ending, Song, Chant
  6. Structure to your Solo
  7. Steps towards Creating your Solo
  8. Coaching Session 1
  9. Coaching Session 2
  10. Coaching Session 3
  11. Coaching Session 4
  12. PEAC Week

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Wed, September 28, 2016 01
Wed, October 05, 2016 02
Wed, October 12, 2016 03
Wed, October 19, 2016 04
Wed, October 26, 2016 05
Wed, November 02, 2016 06
Wed, November 09, 2016 07
Wed, November 16, 2016 08 Coach
Wed, November 23, 2016 09 Coach
Wed, November 30, 2016 10 Coach
Wed, December 07, 2016 11 Coach
Wed, December 14, 2016 12 PEAC