Workshop 07 - Improvisation

Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:00 to 12:00
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

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

Class syllabus: 

R2-ji-2
- counting and playing warmup
-- 1eau2eau3eau4eau, moving accent along
-- quiz individuals
-- assign counts (YK on "1" and red ohira, KB on & of 8 and highest shime)
-- diversify instruments
-- pick tone: unique, tiny, sharp, repeatable
-- shime cue to start: ten ten keten ten teten ten keten ten ke!
-- BPM?
- solidifying the ji
-- parts all/alone
-- parts all/pairs
-- parts all/sections (3&4&)
-- parts all/sections (KB fingers, YK fingers)

Improvising over R2-ji-2
- enjoying tone
- fades
- comfort lick
- playing through the bar line: straight hits and tsuku
- reacting to others
-- relationships
--- call/response, call/response w overlap
--- joint groove
--- playing same thing

Calls/Answers
- 8ths to 5: eight 8ths call w kiai, five 8ths answer
- Sweet 16ths: out on "7" w kiai, gu on &8&, out, ko on and of 8

R2-ji-2 Exaggerated
- same parts, exaggerated tones/doubles
- Take Chop cue
-- when take bachi plays, R2-ji-2 cuts out

final structure
- quiet R2-ji-2
- 2 ppl solo
- Call
- R2-ji-2 Exaggerated
- repeat

jam

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Yuta Kato

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Mon, March 24, 2014 Workshop 01 - Naname Fundamentals
Mon, March 24, 2014 Workshop 02 - Matsuri Crashers Essentials
Tue, March 25, 2014 Workshop 03 - Hachijo
Tue, March 25, 2014 Workshop 04 - Odaiko Fundamentals
Wed, March 26, 2014 Workshop 05 - Naname Composition and Choreography
Wed, March 26, 2014 Workshop 06 - Small Drum Fundamentals
Thu, March 27, 2014 Workshop 07 - Improvisation
Thu, March 27, 2014 Workshop 08 - Timing
Fri, March 28, 2014 Workshop 09 - Hachijo and Odaiko
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