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Odaiko Workshop Notes
We used piece “Agari Yatai” by Yoichi Watanabe (Amanojaku – http://amanojaku.info) to explore fundamental Odaiko techniques. Participants may perform the piece provided they credit Yoichi Watanabe as the composer.
Our primary focus was:
• Grip – how to hold the sticks for maximum power and accuracy
• Stance – adapting one’s stance according to the audience
• Stroke – fundamentals for achieving even right and left hand strokes
The objectives were to:
• Explore and understand the effects of Grip, Stance, and Stroke
• Learn performance tips through “Agari Yatai”
Please feel free to contact me if your group might be interested in hosting an Odaiko workshop. I also give lessons at my studio in Echo Park, at Asano Taiko US in Torrance and via Skype.
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