tsukeshime bachi (usually smaller diameter, softer "hou" wood)
nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
- Relaxation and Evenness
- Bachi path
5-point Basic Strike Technique
Apply our basics review to M1-4 Sequence
Work on extended patterns
Play sequences in different orders
Intro to Improv
Recital of our 1 em solo patterns
Mitsue and Eri teach one of their patterns to the whole class
- Mitsue's pattern: "Hope"
- Eri's pattern: "Passion"
Practice each pattern in rondo form separately, then combined
Call and Response
Continue to practice/refine/hone 1 em matsuri patterns