Saturday, April 7, 2012

taiko performance

This week, 4th and 5th graders at Logan's school participated in a Japanese Taiko Global Music Residency. The students learned about the "Japanese culture surrounding taiko, the proper standing stance, how to use the bachi (sticks), and traditional rhythmic patterns." Every evening, Logan shared his experiences with this new instrument and stretched his sore muscles, acquired by holding positions for long periods of time. We were treated to a performance yesterday and went home with a plan to make our own taiko drums.

taiko drumming

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