nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
Single Strike Diagnostic
- Strong stance
- Grip: primarily bottom fulcrum
- Relaxed strike (elbow toward drum!)
- Relaxation is paramount
- Focus on even sound (space between hits and volume of L and R)
- Combine large and small strike technique
- Use ears to play together
- Focus on basic technique
- Also play with jiuchi changing tempo: listen and play together!
Practice and solidify basic strike technique!