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Introduction to Odaiko and Shime

The odaiko (big drum) and shime (small rope-tied drum) are the heartbeat and backbone of a taiko ensemble. In addition to learning the basics of playing these drums, participants will be able to develop their taiko skills with exercises in improvisation, soloing, and stick technique. Class sessions will also include discussion of taiko in Japan and the origins of kumidaiko (group drumming). Prerequisite: Taiko 101/one session of PT classes, or equivalent.