Hachijo 13 -- Masa

Date: 
Sunday, October 29, 2023 - 10:45 to 11:45
Student should bring: 

Hachijo Bachi

Class syllabus: 

Aisatsu

Set Up
- Find a drum that feels right (different pitch/tone, resonance)
- Have a likes and not-so-likes of shitauchi sounds

Masa Philosophies
Difference in soloing in a jam-session vs for a performance
- Masa enjoys the jam-session feel: improvising, and connecting/communicating with partner through the drum
- Q: "How do you practice that?"
A: "Not 100% consistent nor true, but practicing a solo that develops, musically and tonally, throughout solo. And having a 'that felt good/ bad' response"

Jam Session
Yuukichi, Shatabaki
- Both Masa and Rhys do shitauchi/uwauchi for each other

Drills
1eau Drill (1 Accent, just the accents, 4x each)
- Sticking: RLLR, or anything (R only, L only, mix)
- Form: Extend away from drum (prep arm) and consciously striking at right moment

Exploring different R and L strikes
- R strike: imagine box and hitting different corners
- L strike: imagine graph (X and Y axis) and hitting different parabolas
- Mix and match; find styles that feels good

Importance of connecting and trusting the shitauchi player
- Speed ups and playing funky rhythms only work with certain people who "get" what you're doing
- Otherwise, it may be a disservice of playing a solo that the shitauchi player cannot keep up with

Aisatsu

Teacher(s): 
Masaharu Miyano
Attendance: 
Rhys Ota

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Sun, May 14, 2023 Hachijo 01
Sun, May 21, 2023 Hachijo 02
Sun, June 04, 2023 Hachijo 03
Sun, June 11, 2023 Hachijo 04
Sun, June 18, 2023 Hachijo 05
Sun, September 10, 2023 Hachijo 06
Sun, September 17, 2023 Hachijo 07
Sun, September 24, 2023 Hachijo 08
Sun, October 01, 2023 Hachijo 09
Sun, October 08, 2023 Hachijo 10
Sun, October 15, 2023 Hachijo 11
Sun, October 22, 2023 Hachijo 12
Sun, October 29, 2023 Hachijo 13 -- Masa
Sun, November 05, 2023 Hachijo 14
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