Omiyage is one of the most popular taiko compositions in North America. The dynamic movements and rhythms of Omiyage make it a lot of fun to learn and perform. In this extended course we’ll learn the entire composition and spend in depth time on the core rhythmic and movement concepts of the piece. This course assumes no prior knowledge of Omiyage and also contains many insights that will be useful for experienced Omiyage players.
Course Resources Include:
In this lesson Shoji gives an introduction to ‘Omiyage’ and demonstrates the Primary and Secondary Ji Patterns.
In this lesson Shoji demonstrates the 'Yama' movement which is one of the core elements of the piece Omiyage.
In this lesson Shoji demonstrates how to use the 'Yama' and 'Circle' movements to make our first phrase.
In this lesson Shoji demonstrates how the A Extended phrase fits with the primary ji.
In this lesson Shoji explains how the shime/okedo part fits in with the B phrase.
In this lesson Shoji demonstrates the Shime Call, Build and Wave sections.
In this lesson Shoji demonstrates the E-YASA chant and talks about the meaning of the and purpose of the chant...
In this lesson Shoji demonstrates the arrangement of the 2nd Movement of Omiyage.
In this lesson Shoji teaches the Calling, the 1st movement of Omiyage.
In this lesson Shoji continues the demonstration of the Calling section.