03

Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:45
Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

Aisatsu

Intro
Select drum and attach katsugi strap

Basics
Stance
- Standing comfortably, drum rests toward the right side
- Torso 45 degrees from front, face is front
Grip
- RH "hammer" grip, use bottom two fingers as fulcrum
- LH bachi is inverted, held while placed between middle and ring finger
Strike
- Practice relaxed strike w/ RH and LH
- Front side/omote vs. back side/ura

Drills
For practicing consistent strikes and sound
R - R - R - R - R L R L R L R L
R - R - R - R - R L R L R L R -
L - L - L - L - L R L R L R L R
L - L - L - L - L R L R L R L -

For practicing switching between omote/ura
R L(ura) R L(omote), etc.
- Make sure that LH gets completely into position before striking the drum
- Omote position: L arm in line with body of drum
- Ura position: L arm slightly raised, ready to drop toward the drum

Practice piece
Learn and practice all patterns
Arrangement: AABB AABB CCCD
Demonstration

Playing while moving
Be aware that the drum will move while you walk
Big steps with the left foot will move the drum more
If moving quickly, running, jumping, etc., use the LH to steady the drum (which means you can only play with the RH)
Trying playing the practice piece while moving!

PEAC Arrangement
Oroshi
- Steve cues ending: Ko Don DON
- Heather cues start of...
RL drill
Melody
Switch (8 counts of Don zu -- don't speed up!)
Omote/Ura
Melody
Switch
Melody x2
- Last C patterns build in from back to front
- Kiai (e.g., "Sa!") on last DON

Run-through

Clean

Aisatsu

Teacher(s): 
David Wells
Attendance: 
Abigail Sangco
Andrew Bordenave
Charles Curcuruto
Christine Brown
Debbie Lin
Evelyn Wu
Heather Kjolsing
Maria Gordon
Nathan Wong
Robie La
Sean Kobashigawa
Steve La
Wendy Ito

Classes in this Course

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Wed, February 14, 2018 02
Wed, February 21, 2018 03
Wed, February 28, 2018 04
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