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.
Price and Purchase
$264 for 4-week Course Package (I + II + III)
$96 for one 4-week Course purchase
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Outline of 4-Week Course
- Intro to Hachijo - Shitauchi Types/Uwauchi Concept
- Hachijo Practice Pattern
- Speed Up Template, Ending, Song, Chant
- Structure to your Solo