Fridays, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Level: Beginner and Up
Prerequisites: Yatai Bayashi Session 1 8-week course, or at discretion of instructor (please contact Joe)
Description: Session 2 of the Yatai Bayashi course reinforces and develops upon the concepts expounded in Session 1 under the contexts of creating a working performance arrangement of Yatai Bayashi for students. In this session, students continue honing their physicality, musicality, and technique - while applying the material to a performance arrangement.
Through the arrangement, students will experience and develop Ne-uchi and Suwari-uchi (also called Zassou Gamae) styles of taiko at both the individual and group levels. This course does not ascribe to a sole arrangement of Yatai Bayashi, but rather combines the instructor’s in-depth experience studying for years under multiple artists and groups including the principal arranger of Yatai Bayashi, Eitetsu Hayashi; as well as KODO; Kaoru Watanabe; and Marco Lienhard. In this manner, students may find a path of understanding to make Yatai Bayashi and its style of playing part of their own taiko journey and expertise.
-Incorporating lower body rocking, ribcage, shoulder blade awareness.
-Ability to maintain control between 'large' and small/intricate striking patterns.
-Ability to run Uchippanashi drill at a variety of tempos.
-Introducing Tamaire rhythms for shimedaiko.
Participation in Session I or prior experience with Yatai Bayashi or its style of taiko (or at the discretion of the instructor).