Essential Ji Playing

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Essential Ji Playing photo.jpg

Essential Ji Playing


31 minutes

In this video:

  • Definition of ji: what it is, and why it is so important
  • Groove, pulse, subdivisions: how these concepts are all interconnected
  • 5 ji patterns: the most common patterns every taiko player should know and practice
  • 5 dynamic levels: explanation and demonstration of volume control
  • Singing and playing, melody and accompaniment: how to understand a piece of music thoroughly 
  • Edo Bayashi taiko patterns: an introduction into a fascinating traditional music form
  • Play-along demonstration: Eien plays the ji pattern on his original composition Ties

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