01

Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 16:00 to 17:45
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

tsukeshime bachi (usually smaller diameter, softer "hou" wood)
nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

Fundamentals
- Line A Renshuu starting point video
- necessity of "change"
- individual feedback
-- Alex: neck tension, path of strike allows 100% energy
-- Jess: L grip more relaxed for increased bachi snap
-- Bevin: Timing of L upstroke determined by timing of hit rather than tempo
-- Jalynn: L strike weak in "doro"
-- Young: tension in arm, upper body causes shake at impact
-- Michelle: L "easing down" during 8th notes
-- Sam: L wrist tension interferes with whip of bachi

Critique
- discuss key concepts
-- teacher as "helper"
-- successful comment consists of:
--- identifying something both parties want to change
--- making success/failure clear to the player ("When am I doing it correctly?")
--- giving the resources (time, mirror space, etc) to effectively make the change
-- when to comment
--- when a player has stopped making good mistakes
-- how to comment
--- standard etiquette, but assume no shame in inability

Teaching effectively
- feedback next week

Composition / Choreography
- named phrases
- otsuri
- M patterns
- M2 and "relevance spectrum"

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Alex Ding
Bevin Chan
Jalynn Zou
Jess Huynh
Junyi Wang
Michelle Kao
Sam Suman
Young Kang

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Sun, October 19, 2014 01
Sun, October 26, 2014 02 - self-run
Sun, November 02, 2014 03
Sun, November 16, 2014 04
Sun, November 23, 2014 05
Sun, November 30, 2014 06
Sun, December 07, 2014 07
Sun, December 14, 2014 08 - small group
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