08 (VL)

Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:45
Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, maple or "ho" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

Notation

See Class 01 for detailed notation.

  • 4 dashes (-) = #eau = 1 count
  • 4 counts = 1 bar.
    Each count is seperated by a "/ ". Each bar is separated by starting on the next line or with brackets [ ].
  • Hits are emphasized with typed #s and "e" "a" "u"
  • Hit the #s (1, 2, 3, 4) and "a" with the right (R). Hit the "e" and "u" with the left (L).
  • Kuchishoga
    • "g-" = L hits
      "d-" = R hits

Rudiments

RUDIMENT 1
    1--- / ---- / ---- / ----
    ---- / 2--- / ---- / ----
    ---- / ---- / 3--- / ----
    ---- / ---- / ---- / 4---
    --a- / ---- / ---- / ----
    ---- / --a- / ---- / ----
    ---- / ---- / --a- / ----
    ---- / ---- / ---- / --a-
    All don (R) hits
RUDIMENT 2
    1-a- / 2-a- / 3-a- / 4-a-
    do go hits; alternating hands (R-L- / R-L- ...)
RUDIMENT 3
    1eau / 2eau / 3eau / 4eau
    dogodogo hits; alternating hands (RLRL / RLRL ...)
RUDIMENT 4 (LEFTY)
    --a- / --a- / --a- / --a-
    --a- / --a- / --a- / 4---
    don(R) hits on "a". go (L) hits on #s. The last 2 hits are godo (LR)
RUDIMENT 5
    1e-- / ---- / 3e-- / ----
    ---- / 2e-- / ---- / 4e--
    --au / --au / --au / --au
    All dogo (RL--) hits
RUDIMENT 6
    1a: 1--- / ---- / ---- / --a-
    1u: 1--- / ---- / ---- / ---u
    do (R) hits on 1s. Go (L) hits on "a" and "u"

Welcome

  • Stretch and aisatsu.

Rudiments 2-3

LOOP
  • Do the Alternating Groups drill on a loop for Rudiments 2-3. Keep going until the teacher instructs the class to stop.
INCREMENTALLY FASTER
  • The teacher will set a tempo at the beginning. Do the Alternating Groups drill for Rudiments 2-3 at that speed.
  • The teacher will set a tempo once more, this time a little faster than the previous. Do the Alternating Groups drill at that new speed.
  • Keep doing this drill, each time faster than the previous tempo.

Solo Drill

  • Goal: FEEL THE BEAT! Feel the beat of Groove 1 and play whatever you like on top of it.
  • Try things out. This is a safe space where mistakes aren't a big deal.
  • Don't stress about what to do. Have fun!

Vivian's Challenge Pattern

---- / ---- / ---- / --au
1e-- / 2e-- / 3e-- / ----
---- / 2eau / --a- / --a-
1--- / 2--u / 3e-- / 4e--
#s and "a" are R hits. "e" and "u" are L hits.

ONE BAR AT A TIME
  • Practice each bar separately.
  • Once you get the hang of playing the individual bars, start from the beginning and gradually add on the subsequent bars.
    • Play just bar 1. Next play bars 1-2. Then play bars 1-3. Finally play 1-4.
GROUPS
  • Separate the class into 2 groups; Group A and Group B.
  • The teacher plays the ji-pattern throughout the drill.
  • The entire class plays Vivian's Pattern. Afterwards, only Group A plays. The class plays again, followed by just Group B playing. End the drill with the class playing the pattern.
  • There are no transitional breaks. Group/class plays the pattern immediately after the previous group finishes.
COPY CAT
  • Teacher plays part of the pattern. Class repeats the pattern played.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
  • Bar 3: don't start before count 2. Don't rush to start.

David's Challenge Pattern

1eau / 2-a- / --au / 4-a-
1-a- / 2-a- / 3-a- / 4e--
1e-- / --au / 3e-- / --au
--au / 2--- / --a- / 4---

ONE BAR AT A TIME
  • Practice each bar separately.
  • Once you get the hang of playing the individual bars, start from the beginning and gradually add on the subsequent bars.
TRANSITION DRILL: BAR 3-4
  • Play from bar 3 to count 2 of bar 4.
CLASS v SOLO
  • As the teacher plays the ji-pattern (throughout the whole drill), the entire class plays David's challenge pattern.
  • One person plays the pattern. Class plays together again. Next person solo-plays the pattern. Class plays again, and so on and so forth. Once everyone has solo-played, end the drill with the class playing the pattern.
  • There are no transitional breaks. Class/soloist plays immediately after the previous pattern is played..

David-Vivian Challenge Patterns

  • The teacher plays the ji-pattern.
  • Play David's challenge pattern and then straight into Vivian's pattern.
  • Reference video
  • Class attempt (literally mirror image)

Rudiment 6

Group A: 1a-pattern
Group B: 1a-pattern
Group A: 1u-pattern
Group B: 1u-pattern

  • The teacher plays the ji-pattern throughout the drill.
  • Loop the pattern until the teacher instructs the class to stop.

Rudiment 1-6

Rudiment 1: Each bar twice
Rudiment 2&3: 4 counts (x1), 2 counts (x2), 1 count (x4)
Rudiment 4: Group A then Group B (no ji)
Rudiment 5: Each bar twice
Rudiment 6: Each bar twice (with ji)

  • Go through the entire alternating group exercise for Rudiment 1-6.
  • Class attempt (literally mirror image)

Closing

  • Clean and aisatsu.
Teacher(s): 
Vivian Lee
Attendance: 
Jeri DeCastro
Steve Vilicich
Wendy Ito
Alex Johnson
Naomi Nishi
Leslie Harvey
Hiro Hirashiki

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Thu, January 10, 2019 01 (KB)
Thu, January 17, 2019 02 (KB)
Thu, January 24, 2019 03 (DW)
Thu, January 31, 2019 04 (KB)
Thu, February 07, 2019 05 (KB)
Thu, February 14, 2019 06 (DW)
Thu, February 21, 2019 07 (VL)
Thu, February 28, 2019 08 (VL)
Thu, March 07, 2019 09 (YM)
Thu, March 14, 2019 10 (YM)
Thu, March 21, 2019 11 (KB)
Thu, March 28, 2019 12 (KB)
Thu, April 04, 2019 13 (KB)
Thu, April 11, 2019 14 PEAC (KB)
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