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