Instructor Shoji Kameda teaches basic beta technique and patterns on the chudaiko in this entry level series.
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Shoji Kameda goes over the basic terminology of the taiko and introduces the idea of playing from the relaxed “exhaled” state.
Shoji teaches how to prepare your body and get into position to play the taiko.
Shoji teaches how to hold the batchi and introduces the Open Hand Technique.
Shoji breaks down the movement of hitting the taiko into five points.
Shoji teaches two fundamental exercises Basic Kata and Oroshi.
Shoji introduces the Catch Down / Tap Up technique used to transition between playing loud to soft or soft to loud.
Shoji expands on the Catch Down / Tap Up technique and begins teaching the two beat combinations made possible from DON tsuku and DOROtsuku.
Shoji applies the Catch Down / Tap Up technique to play the “ka” sound in a controlled way and further expands on the possible two beat combinations.
Shoji expands on the two beat combinations learned in Lessons 6-8 to create longer phrases.
Shoji Kameda further expands on the phrases teaches some of the basic patterns for Ready, Set, kaDON! a piece based on the basic combinations used in this series.