Hachijo Form: Create Your Piece (YK20)

Saturdays, 12-1:45pm

First Class: Sat, July 07, 2018
Teacher(s): Yuta Kato, Jen Baik
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
$242 for whole all 11 weeks (purchase online or at Asano Taiko US)
$88 monthly installments every 4 weeks (purchase online or at Asano Taiko US)
Purchase Online - make sure to click on appropriate class title

*Note - No classes will be held the week of July 22-28 due to Asano Taiko US 5th Anniversary Events

Outline of 11-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. Coaching Session 1
  8. Coaching Session 2
  9. Coaching Session 3
  10. Coaching Session 4
  11. PEAC Week

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Sat, July 07, 2018 01
Sat, July 14, 2018 02
Sat, July 21, 2018 03
Sat, July 28, 2018 04
Sat, August 11, 2018 05
Sat, August 18, 2018 06
Sat, August 25, 2018 07 Coach
Sat, September 01, 2018 08 Coach
Sat, September 08, 2018 09 Coach
Sat, September 15, 2018 10 Coach
Sat, September 22, 2018 11 PEAC