With efficiency and sustainability at its core, LATI fundamental classes explore the limitless potential of the relationship between body, bachi, and taiko.
Due to it's massive head-size, the odaiko resonates deeper than any other taiko; to make the odaiko ring, one needs to have great control over their bachi and body. The beauty of the odaiko doesn't stop just at being "big" though, the surface area also allows for a dynamic range of tones.
Using Omiyage (open-source taiko piece) as a vehicle, students will work on creating their own Odaiko introduction to set the tone for the rest of the piece.
Conceived by Bryan Yamami
Composed by Shoji Kameda
Originally performed by TAIKOPROJECT
Omiyage is the Japanese word for "gift". Conceptualized and created by TAIKOPROJECT to give back to the taiko community, Omiyage is a copy-left piece open to any taiko player interested in learning and performing the piece.
Important NOTE: LATI will be closed for the week of June 9~15 due to involvement in the North American Taiko Conference held in Las Vegas.
Outline of 12-Week Course
- Stance, Strike, 4-8-16-32
- Small Strikes and Ji, Large Strikes (Blah Blah Drill)
- Large Strikes (Walking)
- Large Strikes (Lying Down)
- Soloing, Ji's and playing together
- Structure of Omiyage
- Thoughts about Odaiko
- Coaching Session 1
- Coaching Session 2
- Coaching Session 3
- Coaching Session 4
- PEAC Week