In this course, instructor Shoji Kameda introduces the fundamental techniques needed to play in the Naname style.

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Naname Basics – Lesson 1 – Intro 22:01

In this lesson Shoji goes over the history, terminology, bachi choices and basic playing position for the Naname style.

Naname Basics – Lesson 2 – The 5 Point Stroke for Naname 13:38

In this lesson Shoji goes over how the 5 point stroke applies to playing naname.

Naname Basics – Lesson 3 – Catch Down Tap Up for Naname 10:36

In this lesson Shoji goes over how the catch down tap up exercises apply to naname and Don tsuku patterns.

Naname Basics – Lesson 4 – DORO kara DON DON 9:08

In this lesson Shoji continues expanding on the catch down tap up exercises and applies them to playing the ka sounds and teaches new practice patterns.

Naname Basics – Lesson 5 – su DON su DON DON 12:41 Free Lesson

In this lesson Shoji uses su DON phrases to start exploring the different ways we can move through space while playing naname.

Naname Basics – Lesson 6 – Matsuri Daiko Part 1 12:15

In this lesson Shoji starts to teach the basic patterns for Matsuri Daiko one of the quintessential pieces for naname playing.

Naname Basics – Lesson 7 – Matsuri Daiko Part 2 5:59

In this lesson Shoji takes the DOROtsuku DON phrases from Lesson 3 and starts arranging them for Matsuri Daiko. Different phrases lengths and variations on the DOROtsuku DON phrases are explored in this lesson.

Naname Basics – Lesson 8 – Matsuri Daiko Part 3 6:14

In this lesson Shoji uses the DOROkara DON patterns and introduces the idea of improvising with the structure of Matsuri by changing the 2nd beat of the phrase.

Naname Basics – Lesson 9 – Matsuri Daiko Part 4 7:47

In this lesson Shoji uses the su DON su DON DON patterns to build Matsuri phrases and uses them to explore the different ways to move and introduces the ka DON variations.

Naname Basics – Lesson 10 – Matsuri Daiko Part 5 7:19

In this lesson we bring everything together into a simple arrangement of Matsuri. The arrangement is not set but is a structure through which you can start to explore and improvise with all of the Matsuri phrases we’ve learned.

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