kaDON Bayashi is a piece written by Kaoru Watanabe specifically for kaDON! Kaoru’s piece draws from many folk traditions that he’s had the opportunity to study as a member of KODO and with his work since then. Arranged for three instruments – a large drum, a small drum, and shinobue – this piece is certain to challenge and reward all levels of taiko and fue players.

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kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 1 – Introduction 8:03

Kaoru Watanabe introduces kaDON Bayashi.

kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 2 – Shinobue Melody A 20:27 Free Lesson

In this lesson, Kaoru teaches the melody A part for Shinobue.

kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 3 – Shinobue Melody B 15:05

In this lesson, Kaoru teaches the melody B part for Shinobue.

kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 4 – Chu Daiko Part A 8:08

In this lesson, Kaoru teaches the Chu Daiko Part A for kaDON Bayashi.

kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 5 – Chu Daiko Part B 11:12

In this lesson, Kaoru teaches the Chu Daiko B part.

kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 6 – Shime Daiko Part A 5:11

In this lesson, Kaoru teaches Shime part A.

kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 7 – Shime Daiko Part B 6:08

In this lesson, Kaoru teaches the Shime Daiko part B.

kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 8 – Fue Improv 12:12

In this lesson, Kaoru talks through improvisation and melody embellishment on the fue.

kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 9 – Improvising 12:04

In this lesson, Kaoru talks about improvising.

kaDON Bayashi – Lesson 10 – Presentation 7:17

In this lesson, Kaoru talks about creating a personalized presentation using choreography.

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