This new October Beginner class, a 4-week series, will focus on upright-stand (beta-dai) style drumming as we explore the intricacies of Left and Right, Loud and Soft, Big and Small, Up and Down. Participants will learn, RENSHU, a well-known North American taiko practice piece written by Seiichi Tanaka of San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Renshu (literally ‘practice’ in Japanese) is a basic piece that introduces all the main elements of beginning taiko, starting with kuchi-shoga (literally means ‘mouth singing’), stance and stick technique. Students are also taught dynamics, rim playing, rhythm patterns and how to put ‘ma’ (space) in their rhythm and ‘genki’ (spirit) in their form.
October 6th, Sun, 12-2 pm
October 13th, Sun, 12-2 pm
October 20st, Sun, 12-2 pm
October 27th, Sun, 12-2 pm
Location: Seattle Kokon Taiko Practice Hall in the International District
Cost: $90 per person
Registration deadline October 4th
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