Seattle Workshops 2019: Duet and JB Master Class

Seattle Workshops 2019: Duet and JB Master Class

Thu, 2019-01-24 19:00 to 21:30
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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.

Set List: 

- name, and why "Duet"?


Tar Pits feedback
- critical: tosses and hand-offs need to encourage partner's extension, perfect strikes

Standard switch

Scuttlebutt switch

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)

- Q&A


Wrap up: 

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!


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