Small Drum Creativity: Watashi Watashitachi Solo Development

Sundays, 8am -- 9:45am

First Class: Sun, February 09, 2014
Teacher(s): Kris Bergstrom, Jen Baik
Room: Small Classroom
Prerequisites: Small Drum Essentials

Watashi Watashitachi, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2007

Watashi Watashitachi is one of the taiko world's great pieces. Written by Shoji Kameda in 2004 and revised by On Ensemble over years of professional touring, the piece has been performed around the world, including the National Theater of Japan in 2013. Watashi Watashitachi utilizes a variety of advanced playing techniques to utilize a wide range of taiko tones. With fast, interlocking parts and solo sections for each of the players, the piece is an exciting showcase of taiko's smaller drums. Recently released as a copyleft work by the composer, Watashi Watashitachi is now part of LATI's repertoire.

Small Drum Creativity: Watashi Watashitachi Solo Development guides students through developing an original arrangement for one of the instrument's solo sections. Utilizing both through-composed and improvisational approaches, students prepare an original feature section that compliments the piece and showcases their abilities.

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Sun, February 09, 2014 01
Sun, February 16, 2014 02
Sun, February 23, 2014 03
Sun, March 02, 2014 04
Sun, March 09, 2014 05
Sun, March 16, 2014 06
Sun, March 23, 2014 07
Sun, March 30, 2014 08
Sun, April 06, 2014 09
Sun, April 13, 2014 10
Sun, April 20, 2014 11
Sun, April 27, 2014 12