Ei Ja Nai Ka is movement, taiko and connection. In this course PJ Hirabayashi takes us through her philosophy on basic kata and teaches us the movements and taiko parts for Ei Ja Nai Ka. Her philosophy of taiko and movement is woven into the course from beginning to end. This course will give you new tools and ways to explore movement and will redefine your relationship to the taiko and the space around it.

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Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 1 – The First Instrument: The Body 15:55

In this Lesson PJ introduces our first instrument: the body and gives us several basic exercises to become more in tune with our bodies.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 2 – The Second Instrument: The Bachi 14:15

In this lesson PJ introduces how she approaches her second instrument: the bachi and how she uses this in practicing mindfulness and relationship building.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 3 – Ei Ja Nai Ka Ji 09:21

In this lesson PJ introduces us to the Ei Ja Nai Ka Ji and explains why it’s important.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 4 – The Procession 18:50

In this lesson PJ introduces the stepping and how to move and process with the Ei Ja Nai Ka Ji.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 5 – Melody Patterns 21:18

In this lesson PJ teaches the Melody Patterns for Ei Ja Nai Ka.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 6 – Dance Movements Part 1 12:07

In this lesson PJ talks about the origins of Ei Ja Nai Ka and demonstrates the first two movements of the dance.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 7 – Dance Movements Part 2 12:49

In this lesson PJ teaches us the next two dance movements for Ei Ja Nai Ka.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 8 – Dance Movements Part 3 13:35

In this lesson PJ teaches us the next two dance movements for Ei Ja Nai Ka.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 9 – The Chant 14:55

In this Lesson PJ teaches the Chant that goes with Ei Ja Nai Ka and explains why it is important.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 10 – Ei Ja Nai Ka Arrangement 15:31

In this lesson PJ introduces an arrangement of Ei Ja Nai Ka and shows us how all of these elements work together.

Ei Ja Nai Ka – Lesson 11 – Ei Ja Nai Ka Performance 03:50

In this lesson PJ gathers some taiko friends together to perform the arrangement of the Ei Ja Nai Ka that she taught in this lesson.

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