Small Drum Patterns: Watashi Watashitachi

Wednesdays, 8pm -- 9:30pm

First Class: Wed, November 06, 2013
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.

Taught to the public for the first time in this course, Small Drum Patterns: Watashi Watashitachi teaches the structure and essential rhythms of Watashi Watashitachi, with an emphasis on playing technique and timing. In-class individual feedback is supplemented with weekly homework assignments designed to be clear, concise, fun, and easy to complete at home. The Small-Drum Essentials LATIdama is a prerequisite for the course. Start learning this amazing piece and the techniques that will empower all of your small-drum taiko!

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Wed, November 06, 2013 01
Wed, November 13, 2013 02
Wed, November 20, 2013 03
Sun, November 24, 2013 04
Sun, December 01, 2013 practice
Wed, December 04, 2013 05
Sun, December 08, 2013 06
Sun, December 15, 2013 07
Sun, January 05, 2014 08
Sun, January 12, 2014 09
Sun, January 19, 2014 10
Sun, January 26, 2014 11
Sun, February 02, 2014 12