SugAmen Workshop at ATUS 5th Anniversary

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

SugAmen Workshop at ATUS 5th Anniversary

Date: 
Sat, 2018-07-28 15:00 to 17:00
Ticket price: 
N/A
Location: 

Asano Taiko US
20909 S Western Ave
Torrance CA 90501

Description: 

Learn the main, interlocking groove of SugAmen, the taiko version of the famous Amen Break. An exciting rhythm in its own right, the practice of the underlying "sugagaki" technique dramatically improves timing sensitivity.

Set List: 

prep
- 6 drums, mutes, whiteboard, printouts

Welcome / post-lunch stretch
- full-body check-in / stretch
- name and an example of practiced sensitivity / attention

Space / taiko warmup (tonal exploration call and answer)

Sugagaki fundamentals
- teacher downbeat, everyone else upbeat
- finding your practice speed demo
- partner work

Dealing with the struggle
- being a great downbeat
- "growth zone" vs "panic zone" practice

Main phrase
- downbeat
-- DO GO DANG ge de GO DANG ge  x2
-- DO GO DANG ge de GO de DANG
-- de GO DANG ge de GO DANG ge
- upbeat
-- . de . ge . de . GANG . DANG . GO . de . ge  x2
-- . de . ge . de . GANG . DANG . ge . de . ge
-- . DANG . GO . de . ge  x2

SugAmen demo

Wrap up: 

Positive energy of the participants made this successful.  Everyone was able to play upbeats surprisingly quickly at the beginning, before we realized sugagaki is "hard".

Audience size: 
9
Other Participants: