odori

踊り (おどり)

a dance; as in Bon Odori; often refers to a folk dance involving many people; a group dance or community dance at festivals; taiko-odori (“drum dance”) and te-odori (“hand dance”) are terms used to differentiate dancers with and without drums, as in Sansa Odori; traditionally, odori refers to a springing or jumping dance, as in Kabuki dances

kuchi-shōga

口唱歌 (くちしょうが)

“mouth writing”, mouth singing”, “mouth chatter”; mnemonic system of vocalizing taiko sounds and patterns in a type of solfege solmization; part of the oral tradition in teaching/learning Japanese music; different instruments have their own vocabulary (e.g. shime-daiko, chū-daiko, atarigane, fue); different groups or regions may use different vocabularies as well; the taiko adage, “if you can say it, you can play it” is an expression referred to learning kuchi-shōga first before playing it on a drum