Naname Creativity: Quitiplas in the Pocket - Recital Prep

Sundays 1:00pm-2:45pm

First Class: Sun, September 22, 2019
Teacher(s): Yeeman Mui

10 week
Sep 22, 29
Oct 6, 13, 20, Nov 3
Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1

$48/month (Sept)
$96/month (Oct/Nov)


Objectives: This course is an introduction to various drills and exercises that enhances drummers’ listening skills, bachi control and dexterity to intergrate the funky polymeter base-beats. A naname movement drill will also be introduced to strengthen soloing vocabulary and help students feel comfortable playing with the polymeter base beat.

Course Content description: "Quitiplas in the Pocket" is a solo improvisation piece on the Naname (slant style) drums created by ManMan. It has interlocking polymeter base-beats, adapted from the Venezuelan Quitiplas music, that is played on various shime daiko. Participants will be learning the polymeter base beat with body percussion, which provides a new listening and playing experience. ManMan's approach creates new pathways that deviate from the classical music approach, as the body percussion exercise help participants to internalize the music and playing with a groove. A set of movement drills will also be taught and created within this course to enrich participants' naname movement vocabulary.

Target Taiko Skills and Achievement:
-Create a safe and inclusive platform for practicing challenging rhythms and skills as a group
-Strengthen participants listening skills through playing multiple musical parts with their body (i.e. body percussion)
-Soloing with polymeter base-beats
-Playing together as a group and in a groove
-Learn and Create a set of movement drills for soloing on naname in polymeter

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Classes in this Course

Date Title
Sun, September 22, 2019 01
Sun, September 29, 2019 02
Sun, October 06, 2019 03
Sun, October 13, 2019 04
Sun, October 20, 2019 05
Sun, November 03, 2019 06
Sun, November 10, 2019 07
Sun, November 17, 2019 08
Sun, November 24, 2019 09
Sun, December 01, 2019 10