The Atarigane is often an overlooked part of a taiko ensemble. This instrument is incredibly versatile and offers numerous possibilities when it comes to texture and layers. For those new to Atarigane this course will get you started with basic information and lots of interesting patterns to practice in order to develop facility with the instrument. At the end of the course we apply these techniques to common swing and straight beat grooves that many taiko groups use in their repertoire.