02

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:45
Room: 
Small Classroom
Student should bring: 

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

Class syllabus: 

prep
- student notes
- pens
- on board: common pulse relationships

welcome
- stretch: thoughts on solitary vs group aspects of taiko
- review main concept: The act of creating heightens sensitivity.
-- how you look (mirror skills)
-- where you hit (esp. on fuchi)
-- when you hit (rhythmic precision)
-- how you sound (tone, dynamics)

"fuchi as justification"
- bounce, glance, pass-through
- create a R path with four evenly-spaced strikes
-- discuss
-- repeat
-- consider end of Cronkite
- allow for variable timing of strikes
- repeat for L paths
- repeat for simultaneous paths

distinguishing the important hand through body involvement
- consider Murder

if all this leads to an opportunity for a satisfying don or gon, take it!

"elements of the satisfying strike"
- prep: as high as time allows, arm position
- good grip
- elbow / body involvement

consider "Murder"

today's take-away ideas
- fuchi as reason for movement
- importance of satisfying strikes

possible choreographic exercises
- travelling farther between evenly-spaced hits (end of Cronkite)
- fuchi as excuse for arm swings (Murder)
- same rhythm, multiple stickings, arranged from simple to complex (Karc)
- gesture as inspiration (beginning of Cronkite)
- rhythm as inspiration (Tribeca)
- original / new idea

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Heather Kjolsing
Joe Small

Classes in this Course

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Thu, May 11, 2017 01
Thu, May 18, 2017 02
Thu, May 25, 2017 03
Thu, June 01, 2017 04
Thu, June 08, 2017 05
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