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!

Download Classic Obon Festival Songs

FREE Songs and Sheet Music. Feel free to use these recordings at your local Obon Festival.

Component 1 – Hokkai Bon Uta In Depth

Component 2 – Various Obon Festival Songs

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Where Can I Learn Bon Daiko?

Bon Daiko Classes at Los Angeles Taiko Institute

I teach Bon Daiko at Los Angeles Taiko Institute in Torrance, CA. Contact me to find out when classes are starting!

Place: 20909 S Western Ave Torrance, CA 90501
Fees: $26 per session
Contact: isaku@taiko.la

Private Lessons and Skype Lessons

I also offer private lessons and online taiko lessons via Skype from my studio in San Pedro. Please let me know when you would like to schedule a lesson!

Place: 1300 S Beacon Street San Pedro, CA 90731
Fees: Private Lessons $60/hr, Skype lessons $40/hr
Contact: isaku@isakukageyama.com

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