Small Drum Patterns: Rock Solids (7 week)

Thursdays, 8pm -- 9:45pm

First Class: Thu, October 30, 2014
Room: Small Classroom
Prerequisites: Small Drum Essentials

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Note: this is a 7-week course (discounted for the canceled class on Thanksgiving)

The Rock Solids are the super-funky, ready-for-anything backbeat players for Matsuri Crasher's battles. The Rock Solids know the battle structures inside and out, and have the skills necessary to support the soloist in the high-energy atmosphere of the battle. This fast-paced course prepares students for the Rock Solids LATIdama evaluations (providing the potential for participating in the Rock Solids at the World Taiko Gathering battle) and is also suitable for soloists seeking to deepen their understanding of the structures and battle culture.

Participants in this course learn the Matsuri Crashers structures, while developing the rhythmic and hand-dexterity skills necessary to play confidently and musically. From the classic "ten tsuku tsu ken" basebeat of the "405" structure to the polyrhythmic, four-vs-three basebeat of the "134", students learn challenging drills and exciting music.

Learn what makes a great backbeat player and work toward your Rock Solids LATIdama!

The course requires the Small Drum Essentials LATIdama prerequisite.

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Thu, October 30, 2014 01
Thu, November 06, 2014 02
Thu, November 13, 2014 03
Thu, November 20, 2014 04
Thu, November 27, 2014 NO CLASS
Thu, December 18, 2014 06 - PEAC