[三つ打ちの基本] In these drills, Hibikus instructor Kunihiro Kawahara introduces the basics of mitsuuchi: the “sound,” “how to strike” and “how to practice.” Mitsuuchi, or horse beat, is one of the most essential rhythms used in the taiko repertoire of Japan that they often say: “Begin with Mitsuuchi, End with Mitsuuchi.”

Because this drill introduces the very basics of mitsuuchi, he hopes that you will keep coming back to these fundamental exercises over and over again. The lessons will also show technique variations that will help you improve your skills.