In this course, Kenny Endo introduces various bachi and teaches patterns from across the taiko landscape and from his own original compositions.

Intermediate Shime – Lesson 1 – Warm Up Exercises 5:20

In this lesson Kenny demonstrates some stretches and warm up exercises that he uses when starting to practice shime daiko.

Intermediate Shime – Lesson 2 – Ten TeKe and 5 Stroke Roll 4:08

In this lesson Kenny demonstrates how he practices the Ten TeKe pattern along and 5 stroke rolls.

Intermediate Shime – Lesson 3 – Clave Exercises 5:47

In this lesson Kenny uses two clave patterns from Cuban music to build different shime daiko exercises.

Intermediate Shime – Lesson 4 – Hogaku Techniques 7:27

In this lesson Kenny demonstrates various patterns and techniques used in hogaku that are useful on the shime.

Intermediate Shime – Lesson 5 – Bachi 5:13

In this lesson Kenny demonstrates different kinds bachi that he uses on the shime.

Intermediate Shime – Lesson 6 – Spirit of Rice Break 5:27

In this lesson Kenny teaches us one of the shime breaks based on Edo Bayashi patterns from his original composition Spirit of Rice.

Intermediate Shime – Lesson 7 – San Go Nana 6:10

In this lesson Kenny teaches patterns for the shime from a new composition called ‘San Go Nana’.

Intermediate Shime – Lesson 8 – Jugoya Break 7:00

In this lesson Kenny teaches the take bachi break from his composition Jugoya.

Intermediate Shime – Lesson 9 – Improvisation on the Shime with 16th Notes 3:54

In this lesson Kenny uses the patterns from this lesson to improvise on the shime daiko with a 16th note base beat. This style of improvising is a good way to incorporate what you’ve learned and practice improvising.