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

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