Taiko Backbeats App

Developer: Allen Liu
Release Date: 2017
License: (c)2017 Allen Liu. All rights reserved. Use with Proper Credit. For more information and to share comments or suggestions contact developer at: dokodon.com

About

From developer Allen Liu…

Taiko Backbeats started out as a personal project since I mostly practice by myself. Then I figured other folks may find it useful as well, so I cleaned it up and decided to share it with the taiko community. This will forever be a work in progress. Please feel free to email me if you have any comments, suggestions or any other ideas that you would like to share.

Taiko Backbeats let’s you use one of several common taiko Ji patterns, or, make your own!

Features include:

  • Preset or Custom Ji
  • Continuous Play
  • Adjustable Tempo
  • Hit Strength (Example: don vs. DON)
  • Chu Sound
  • Shime Sound
  • Ka Sound
  • Vocal Hup
  • Save Settings
  • Reload Settings

Files

Access app online: http://dokodon.com


Kagura

Composer: Traditional, arranged by Tsukiboshi Sensei
Choreography & Arrangement: Tsukiboshi, M. Lienhard (Arrangement 1995)
License: Use with proper credit: Tsukiboshi, M. Lienhard arrangement.

About

From Marco Lienhard…

This is one of the basic songs of the Kaitoryu style.

Kagura means shrine (shinto) music. This is performed during the Spring celebration at the Shinto shrine of Tobishima Mura in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Passed on to members of Ondekoza by Tsukiboshi Sensei, it is accompanied by a Matsuribue tuned by Tsukiboshi Sensei that usually is played along with the taiko piece.

Files

Scores, notes, and audio files to help learn this piece.

Music will be made available if workshop is conducted through Marco Lienhard.

For more information visit: http://marcolienhard.com

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T8otu0PLv4

 

See Also

http://taikosource.com/?s=kagura

http://taikoza.com

http://marcolienhard.com

 

Makura-Gaeshi

Composer: Gregory P. Richards
Composition date: 2014
License: (c)2014 Gregory P. Richards. Use with proper credit.

About

From composer Gregory P. Richards…

The Makura-Gaeshi (枕返し) is a mischievous yokai, or Japanese demon, that appears in various tales of Japanese folklore. Its name means “pillow flipper,” and true to its moniker, it is known to hide in bedrooms, waiting until the occupants are asleep in bed, then steal the sleepers’ pillows from under their heads and replace them at their feet.

Matthew Meyer of yokai.com says of the makura-gaeshi, “Makura-gaeshi are a kind of zashiki-warashi: a child ghost which haunts specific rooms of a house. They are found all over Japan, though details about them vary from region to region. They take the form of a small child dressed as a Niō, a monk, or a samurai, and appear in bedrooms late at night…While most stories about makura-gaeshi present them as harmless pranksters, there are a few stories that describe scarier powers. Some don’t flip the pillow, but lift up and flip people instead. Others pick up entire tatami mats that people are sleeping on and bounce them around.  Still others are said to sit on their victim’s chest while he or she sleeps, pressing down hard and squeezing the wind out of the lung. They occasionally cause kanashibari, or sleep paralysis. The most extreme stories say that anyone who sees a makura-gaeshi loses consciousness, after which the makura-gaeshi steals their soul, leaving them dead.”

Horror manga artist Shigeru Mizuki, known for his yokai-themed manga GeGeGe no Kitaro, adds an extra element on to the makura-gaeshi by giving them two brains: one for thinking up pranks, and the other solely dedicated to creating rainbows that the yokai can shoot out of its eyes.

Greg Richards’ take on the makura-gaeshi legend combines these myriad elements into a composition showcasing the many talents of this versatile yokai.

 

Files

Scores, notes, and audio files to help learn this piece.

See attached zip file with full score…

Zip File: makuragaeshi

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUCUd14qNUcoV4MKPGX0eXTPZ7bXebQx4

See Also

http://www.shindaiko.com/site/2015/09/10/makura-gaeshi/

 

 

Taiko Beat

Composer: Koki Suzuki
Composition date:
License: (c) Koki Suzuki. Use with proper credit.

About

Originally appeared on Rolling Thunder: http://www.Taiko.com

This song was contributed by Mr. Koki Suzuki, President of Suzuki Taiko Ten and the leader of Ohmagari Taiko Dojo. While this song is freely distributable, the copyright remains with Mr. Suzuki, and he should be credited where appropriate.

The top line of each staff indicates the shime-daiko part. The middle line of each staff indicates the chu-daiko part. The bottom line of each staff indicates the odaiko part.

Files

Scores, notes, and audio files to help learn this piece.

Notation PDF: Taikobeat-KokiSuzuki

This song was originally contributed to the Rolling Thunder http://www.taiko.com Resources, and is posted here as part of the TaikoSource.com resource archive effort.

Files for this song can be found at Rolling Thunder: http://www.taiko.com/taiko_resource/sheet_music.html

Video

2010 Crespi Taiko Drum Corps – Taiko Beat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfE2do4xvW8

See Also

The Rolling Thunder page containing information about Koki Suzuki resources. http://www.taiko.com/taiko_resource/sheet_music.html

Excel

Composer: Koki Suzuki
Composition date:
License: (c) Koki Suzuki. Use with proper credit.

About

Originally appeared on Rolling Thunder: http://www.Taiko.com

This song was contributed by Mr. Koki Suzuki, President of Suzuki Taiko Ten and the leader of Ohmagari Taiko Dojo. While this song is freely distributable, the copyright remains with Mr. Suzuki, and he should be credited where appropriate.

The top line of each staff indicates the shime-daiko part. The middle line of each staff indicates the chu-daiko part. The bottom line of each staff indicates the odaiko part.

 

Files

Scores, notes, and audio files to help learn this piece.

Notation PDF: Excel-KokiSuzuki

This song was originally contributed to the Rolling Thunder http://www.taiko.com Resources, and is posted here as part of the TaikoSource.com resource archive effort.

Audio

Audio files for this song can be found at Rolling Thunder http://www.taiko.com/taiko_resource/sheet_music.html

See Also

The Rolling Thunder page containing information about Koki Suzuki resources. http://www.taiko.com/taiko_resource/sheet_music.html

Katsu Donburi

Composer: Chad Nakagawa of Taishoji Taiko
Composition date: 2012
License: (c)2012 Chad Nakagawa. Use with proper credit.

About

From composer Chad Nakagawa…

This song was composed for teaching beginners of Taiko and to help to emphasize strong spaced out beats, big circular movements and yelling (kakegoe).  The word KATSU, in Zen, means “to yell” and because of the many spaces in between beats, it allows players to practice thier Kakegoe.  The word DON is to symbolize the strong beats.  The title KATSU DONBURI is my favorite food so that is why I titled it Katsu Donburi.

Files

Notation: Stay tuned…

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUHPYH6eDrI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPgBDyKtbt4

 

 

Issho (Together)

Composer: Chad Nakagawa of Taishoji Taiko
Composition date: 2011
License: (c)2011 Chad Nakagawa. Use with proper credit.

About

From composer Chad Nakagawa…

This song was written for the 2011 Big Island Taiko Festival held every two years on the Big Island of Hawaii.  This songs emphasizes the power of playing as a group versus playing as an individual.  The movements and beats are simple but when played in great numbers, came be visually and audibly stunning.

 

Files

Scores, notes, and audio files to help learn this piece.

Notation: Stay tuned…

 

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFuOCKRG7AQ
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1606506382900

 

Kasabayashi (Taiko, Fue, Dance)

Composer: Kaoru Watanabe (music), Chieko Kojima (dance)
Composition date: 2007
License: (c)2007 Kaoru Watanabe (music), Chieko Kojima (dance). Use with proper credit.

About

Backstory courtesy of Kaoru Watanabe…

In 2007 Kaoru Watanabe and Chieko Kojima were developing a concept for a two person Kodo Arts Sphere America (KASA) workshop tour across the US and Canada. Both Watanabe and Kojima had studied and performed a wide array of traditional pieces. Developing the workshop, Watanabe and Kojima wanted to make sure ancestral heritage would not be distributed inappropriately, being sensitive to local practitioners of traditional repertoire. Workshop participants however, favored pieces they could eventually perform. With the idea of sharing the flavor of what they had learned over the years respectfully, Watanabe and Kojima attempted to create a new piece that captures some of the essence of the traditional performing arts. Both the music and choreography for Kasabayashi enjoy influences from Tsugaru Teodori (from Aomori) as well as two dances from Iwate Prefecture, Kurokawa Sansa Odori and Nanazumai.

The goal of Kasabayashi is to be a piece that is both simple enough to be taught in one session, but interesting enough to encourage people to perform it. The composers wanted a piece that all of the participants in their workshops could perform together — dance, fue, and taiko.  They called it Kasabayashi because in all the ways mentioned above, it shares KASA’s vision of facilitating intercultural exchanges and communication between Japanese and American taiko players and communities.

Files

Notation PDF: Kasabayashi-Watanabe2007

Videos

Kasabayashi (Taiko plus fue, no dance)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK5qu2Oc7uc

Kasabayashi (with dance) and an Odaiko Sonora arrangement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmb03HEjKoQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Sansa-Daiko

Composer: Koki Suzuki
Composition date:
License: (c) Koki Suzuki. Use with proper credit.

About

Originally appeared on Rolling Thunder: http://www.Taiko.com

This song was contributed by Mr. Koki Suzuki, President of Suzuki Taiko Ten and the leader of Ohmagari Taiko Dojo. While this song is freely distributable, the copyright remains with Mr. Suzuki, and he should be credited where appropriate.

Files

Scores, notes, and audio files to help learn this piece.

Notation PDFs:
SansaDaiko-KokiSuzuki
SansaDaiko-KokiSuzuki-RollingThunder

This song was originally contributed to the Rolling Thunder http://www.taiko.com Resources, and is posted here as part of the TaikoSource.com resource archive effort.

Audio

Audio files for this song can be found at Rolling Thunder http://www.taiko.com/taiko_resource/sheet_music.html

Sansa-Daiko.mp3:

Sansa-daiko_Tutorial_RollingThunder.mov
Sansa-daiko_Tutorial_RollingThunder

See Also

The Rolling Thunder page containing information about Koki Suzuki resources. http://www.taiko.com/taiko_resource/sheet_music.html