03 - 12noon!

Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:45
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

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

Class syllabus: 

Aisatsu

- introductions (name + food you can eat for the rest of your life)

today's goals
- musical structure
-- M1 x2
-- M1 extended
-- 12 Simple
-- 3 Simple
-- R Complicated
- movement concept: from "arms only" to "torso leading" movement

stretch / warmup (see this as example)

stance, grip, strike feedback

review and feedback
- M1
- M1-extended
- 12 Simple
- 3 Simple
- R Complicated

combine all the parts into structure

"torso leading" concept
- what does it mean to "lead with the torso" in M1? torso rotates to help with big R hit of otsuri
-- torso rotates first, R hand stays in place
-- R pectoral muscle should feel stretched like a rubber band
-- arm releases (elbow bends) and strikes
- caveats
-- torso should rotate first but stop rotating before impact
-- head should stay in place (not rotate with torso or move side-to-side)

"torso leading" practice - provide feedback at each step
- step 1: good stance, arm up, proper "apex position" (palm up, elbow ready to bend toward taiko)
- step 2: rotate torso but leave R hand in place. Should feel stretch of R pectoral muscles.
- step 3: leaving torso in this position, release the arm, bend the elbow, and strike.
- step 4: practice on own
- step 5: add "dagada da" to complete Otsuri
- step 6: try in M1

practice time
- suggested topics: Use mirror to see if you're using torso properly. Try structure - which hits should incorporate torso leading?

Video 1 (M1 once only, R Complicated played half time [by accident])
https://youtu.be/GCKofyhhQTE
Video 2 (R Complicated regular time) - ending phrase altered [again, by accident!]
https://youtu.be/xROAr2lDKwA

Clean Up

Aisatsu

[Attendance - Kaitlyn (?) not in database]

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Robert Wallace
Barbara Baker
Yoshi Murakami
Matthew Crowe

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Sun, May 14, 2017 01
Sun, May 21, 2017 02
Sun, May 28, 2017 03 - 12noon!
Sun, June 04, 2017 04
Sun, June 11, 2017 05
Sun, June 18, 2017 06
Sun, June 25, 2017 07
Sun, July 02, 2017 08 - coach
Sun, July 09, 2017 09 - coach
Sun, July 16, 2017 10 - coach
Sun, July 23, 2017 11 - coach
Sun, July 30, 2017 12 - PEAC
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