Hachijo Form: Friday 4-week Course I (YK18)

Fridays, 8:00 - 9:45pm

First Class: Fri, January 12, 2018
Teacher(s): Yuta Kato
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.

Price and Purchase
$264 for 4-week Course Package (I + II + III)
$96 for one 4-week Course purchase
Purchase Online - make sure to click on appropriate class title

Outline of 4-Week Course

  1. Intro to Hachijo - Shitauchi Types/Uwauchi Concept
  2. Hachijo Practice Pattern
  3. Speed Up Template, Ending, Song, Chant
  4. Structure to your Solo

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Fri, January 12, 2018 01
Fri, January 19, 2018 02
Fri, January 26, 2018 03
Fri, February 02, 2018 04