Japanese Culture and Community Center of Washington
1414 S Weller St
Seattle, WA 98144
Duet workshop for Seattle taiko players including Inochi Taiko and Washington U students.
- name, and why "Duet"?
Tar Pits feedback
- critical: tosses and hand-offs need to encourage partner's extension, perfect strikes
Three's Company primer
Jack Bazaar feedback
- phrases need more dynamic "direction", esp. Karc
- phrases need internal dynamics: strikes fast and clean, everything else is a "windup"
- KarA-2: go dark with both bachi
- KarD-2: keep R knee "open"
- Maracas: needs to be cleaner... every hit "3", for example, should sound the same for every loop
- "ka" with oak bachi are often too hard
- Murder 1 can be tiny, Murder 2 medium, Murder 3 full, and Murder 4 full with jiuchi change
- Dynamo has new sticking (see Runaway vids)
- During Taunt of Hedge Trimmer section, some players should do Taunt "B" (see Hedge Trimmer vids)
I love this group of folks!... high motivation plus kindness. I appreciate their curiosity and willingness to try new things and think they might be able to use Duet really effectively in their performances. Go team!