tsukeshime bachi (usually smaller diameter, softer "hou" wood)
nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
what skills are we practicing in copycat?
- fundamental strikes (sm, m, lg)
- rhythmic (relation to the bar, subdivisions, keeping the pulse)
- movement (grace, independence, flow)
DRILL - 15 min copycat: beta, 8th notes, each rhythm at least 8x
TIP - how drills work
- not "repetition", "improvement is change"
- "excellence is an adaptation"
- constantly changing challenge: 100 workers
DRILL - med strike: 16s Drill
TIP - understand success and failure
DRILL - small strike: speed (taking turns)
TIP - choose the best feedback mechanism (visual, aural, kinesthetic)
DRILL - med strike: tsuku dogo drill
additional drill options
DRILL - large strikes: 8th note serial sticking improv
TIP - exaggerate the essential challenge
DRILL - 1eau 1's section: loud v soft
TIP - be curious and persistent
DRILL - Sugagaki
TIP - relaxation is the primary goal