Small Drum Patterns: WTG Rock Solids Prep

Tuesdays, 6pm -- 7:45pm

First Class: Tue, May 06, 2014
Room: Small Classroom
Prerequisites: Small Drum Essentials

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The World Taiko Gathering battle is coming... July 20, 2014!

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 start working toward your Rock Solids LATIdama!

The course requires the Small Drum Essentials LATIdama prerequisite. Contact us to learn how to earn this LATIdama at home, or make an appointment to take the evaluation at LATI.

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Tue, May 06, 2014 01
Tue, May 13, 2014 02
Tue, May 20, 2014 03
Tue, May 27, 2014 04
Tue, June 03, 2014 05
Tue, June 10, 2014 06
Tue, June 17, 2014 07
Tue, June 24, 2014 NO CLASS
Tue, July 01, 2014 NO CLASS
Tue, July 08, 2014 WTG Runthrough
Tue, July 15, 2014 NO CLASS
Tue, July 22, 2014 NO CLASS
Tue, July 29, 2014 12 PEAC