04

Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:45
Student should bring: 

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

Class syllabus: 

Introduction
- Name and favorite fair food
Aisatsu
Quick stretch/warm-up

Ensemble Drumming
Types of drums and pitches
- Chu: low
- Okedo: medium
- Shime: high

Some ways to think about playing as a group...
Pulse
- Heartbeat of the music on which all players must agree!
- Often, but not always, provided by the instrument most easy to hear
Voicing
- By taking advantage of frequencies and textures, we can get more mileage out of reusing the same musical ideas
Interlocking Patterns
- Today's example: 3-2 and 2-3 son clave. They can be played together and interlock nicely, but it requires a degree of...
Independence
- Understanding your role in the music relative to the pulse
- In the beginning, it can be useful to "ignore" other parts, but the ultimate goal is to be able to hear them without being swayed by them

Class Arrangement
Don Don Don Don DoKo DoKo DoKo DoKo
- Practice voicing! Played first by shime, then okedo, then chu, then all (with cresc. for DoKos)
Son Clave: Don su Don ga Don | su Don Don
- Practice Interlocking/Independence! Two groups: half plays 3-2, half plays 2-3.
Own Beats!
- Each player selects one beat and one sound per bar, e.g. play tsu on AND of 3
- Over 4 bars, we introduce and reveal all of the beats
- Rock out on the full groove for 4 more bars
Ending
- Play the first line again and end with a strong DON!

Clean
Aisatsu

Teacher(s): 
David Wells
Attendance: 
Amy Yick
Emi Kawase
Eren Kawase
Karen Miyako
Leslie Harvey
Maya Jacobs
Nicholas Awakuni
Owen Camerino
Roberta Denis
Stephen Duprey
Steve Vilicich

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Thu, February 22, 2018 01
Thu, March 01, 2018 02
Thu, March 08, 2018 03
Thu, March 15, 2018 04
Thu, March 22, 2018 05
Thu, March 29, 2018 06
Thu, April 05, 2018 07 - coach
Thu, April 12, 2018 08 - coach
Thu, April 19, 2018 09 - coach
Thu, April 26, 2018 10 - coach
Thu, May 03, 2018 11 - PEAC
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