Online Taiko Course – Obon Festival Drumming
Thank you for dropping by! There are two components to this online taiko course on Bon Daiko, or Obon Festival Drumming. The first is an in-depth look at Hokkai Bon Uta, an Obon Festival classic. Lessons 1-2 focus on the fundamentals and basic patterns. If you’re just starting out, or would like a refresher, please begin the course here. If you’re already familiar with the piece “Matsuri” you could probably skip to Lesson 3.
The second component explores a wide range of Obon Festival classics. At the beginning of each video, there is a brief intro on the history and lyrics of each piece. In the second part of the video, we’ll explore how to play each song.
By the end of the course, I hope you have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Obon Festival and the music. I played my first Obon Festival when I was 8 years old. It’s music that is very dear and personal to me, and it’s an honor to share it with you!