TSUCHIGUMO BEGINNER CLASS - Thursday Nights @ 18:00 - 19:25
Classes on Thursdays are a great place to start your Taiko journey with Tsuchigumo. Here you can learn how to play Taiko from scratch, or if you have some experience, you can improve your basic playing technique, your fitness and flexibility, and above all, have fun in a friendly, no-pressure environment. There is no upper age limit, but participants must be at least 16 years old unless accompanied by an adult.
This class is where you'll learn the foundations of Tsuchigumo's approach to playing the Taiko. The sessions begin with a rigorous physical warm-up, to ensure the body is ready for the activity and reduce the likelihood of muscle strain and injury. Next, we work through our Taiko basics (kihon), such as the grip, general striking technique (waza), stance, posture and basic movements (kata), and use of verbal notation (kuchi shoga). The focus then shifts to playing a series of drills and exercises (uchikomi) to help develop the foundational elements and provide tools to articulate ideas musically on the drum.