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Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 20:00 to 21:45
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

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

Class syllabus: 

Aisatsu

Improvisation
Trading 4s -- Kuchishoga only!
- Goal is to sing confidently and clearly
- Another taiko player should be able (somewhat) easily to repeat what you say

Trading 4s -- Melodic Kushishoga
- Add melody/pitch to kuchishoga
- Goal isn't to create a song that "makes sense," but to realize that there are other dimensions of sound we can use as players

Trading 4s -- Say & Play
- While singing melodically, play the pattern at the same time!

Open solos
- David comes up with a ji
- Focus more on listening and finding space
- When you do choose to play, try to play in a way that matches the music of the ji

David talks for kind of a long time about his philosophy on improvisation...hopefully in a useful way ^^b

Yodan/Timing Drills
Swing vs. Triplets timing
- Explanation of concept
- Play slow swing
- Kiai on "middle beat"
- Add playing on "middle beat"
- Play slow swing vs. slow triplet
- Accenting aiuchi on swing
- Accenting aiuchi on triplets
- Play aiuchi without accents, but feeling triplet accents

Yodan
Quick review of all sections
Run-through!
- Try to play parts that you don't usually play

Clean

Aisatsu

Teacher(s): 
David Wells
Attendance: 
Andres Lopez
Andrew Bordenave
Ernest Ruckman
Sherri Hirai
Tomoko Takahashi
Yumi Yamaoka

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Tue, January 08, 2019 01
Tue, January 15, 2019 02
Tue, January 22, 2019 03
Tue, January 29, 2019 04 - Bye Bye Hiromi
Tue, February 05, 2019 05
Tue, February 12, 2019 06
Tue, February 19, 2019 07
Tue, February 26, 2019 08
Tue, March 05, 2019 09
Tue, March 12, 2019 10
Tue, March 19, 2019 12
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