nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
- Name and favorite fair food
Types of drums and pitches
- Chu: low
- Okedo: medium
- Shime: high
Some ways to think about playing as a group...
- Heartbeat of the music on which all players must agree!
- Often, but not always, provided by the instrument most easy to hear
- By taking advantage of frequencies and textures, we can get more mileage out of reusing the same musical ideas
- Today's example: 3-2 and 2-3 son clave. They can be played together and interlock nicely, but it requires a degree of...
- 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
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.
- 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
- Play the first line again and end with a strong DON!