Note: this is a 7-week course
This is one the most important drills in taiko. Designed to shake out the bugs lurking in taiko players' stick control and rhythmic understanding, the "1-ee-and-uh" drill tackles dexterity basics. Learn the 16 patterns that underlie most of the taiko music we play and the "truffle hunting" approach to uncovering and overcoming your weaker rhythms. Applicable to both fundamental and advanced techniques on a variety of instruments, learn why Bergstrom has said, "Truly empowering... of any drill, the 1-ee-and-uh has had the greatest effect on my playing and practice."
Taught in seven-week format, the course is complete in time for the ATUS/LATI Bonenkai and provides an opportunity to earn the "1eau LATIdama" required by future, advanced small-drum courses. Start finding those truffles in your playing now!