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Taiko Drumming Presentation

  1. 1. Taiko 太鼓 By PJN and CA Gartree Community School
  2. 2. What is Taiko? <ul><li>Taiko is a Japanese performance art that involves </li></ul><ul><li>beating drums (taiko) with large, cylindrical </li></ul><ul><li>drumsticks (bachi). It is both the name for the drum </li></ul><ul><li>and for the art-form of ensemble drumming. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Drums Shime Daiko Chudaiko or Nagado Daiko Odaiko Chudaiko Okedo Daiko
  4. 4. Clothing Happi the short coat Tabi shoes Momohiki trousers Hachimaki head band Obi belt
  5. 5. The 4 principles <ul><li>Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Kata </li></ul><ul><li>Technique </li></ul><ul><li>Ki </li></ul>By PJN Gartree Community School
  6. 6. Attitude <ul><li>Personal Responsibility – you choose how you behave. Your reward is connected to how much you put in. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Achievement – do your best, whatever that may be </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork – be aware of the impact you have on other people </li></ul>By PJN Gartree Community School
  7. 7. Kata <ul><li>Aesthetics – taiko is as much a visual art as it is musical. </li></ul><ul><li>Body Language – It’s a performance art, you communicate with your body at every instant </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomics – you need to stand or sit in the right way so that you can play it effectively, and without hurting yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness – taiko is also a physical art form and will require physical effort from you </li></ul>By PJN Gartree Community School
  8. 8. Technique <ul><li>Stick Skills – how to hold sticks and how to strike a drum in the best way </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm Skills – the ability to play rhythm patterns in sequence and in layers </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Expression – playing loudly or quietly and with feeling </li></ul><ul><li>Ensemble Skills – knowing when to take the lead and when to follow </li></ul>By PJN Gartree Community School
  9. 9. Ki <ul><li>Unity of Mind and Body – the physical and the mental are not separated. Being in “flow”. </li></ul><ul><li>Self Expression – your taiko is an expression of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Energy and Joy – taiko is its own reward. It’s fun! </li></ul>By PJN Gartree Community School
  10. 10. Rhythm <ul><li>Syllables: </li></ul><ul><li>Do or Don = strike hara (centre of drumskin) </li></ul><ul><li>Ka or Ko = strike fuchi (edge of the drum) </li></ul><ul><li>Do-Ron or Do-Ka = strike 2 times on hara </li></ul><ul><li>Ka-Ra = strike 2 times on fuchi </li></ul><ul><li>Do-Don = strike 2 times on hara, the second is stronger </li></ul><ul><li>Su = rest (silence) </li></ul><ul><li>Tsu = play lightly </li></ul>Each of the different syllables tells the drummer how to hit the drum, along with the timing for each drum beat. The beats, pauses, shouts and movements are all important to the performance.
  11. 11. Vocabulary <ul><li>Dojo – school or group in training </li></ul><ul><li>Ki ai – shouts and verbal cues Taiko players </li></ul><ul><li> use to keep time </li></ul><ul><li>Sensei – teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Uchite – a taiko drummer </li></ul><ul><li>Bachi – drum sticks </li></ul><ul><li>Don! – one loud hit in the centre of the drum </li></ul><ul><li>Odaiko – the largest drum </li></ul><ul><li>Tataki Mashoo - Start </li></ul><ul><li>Owari Mashoo – Stop, finish, quit </li></ul>