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The way of taiko

Author: Heidi Varian
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Stone Bridge Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first English-language guide to the exciting world of Japanese spiritual drumming.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Varian
ISBN: 188065699X 9781880656990
OCLC Number: 61520279
Description: 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction : the heartbeat of Japan --
A brief history of taiko. Drums in ancient Asia ; Drums in ancient Japan ; Branches of the taiko family tree ; Martial arts ; Traditional Japanese music ; Taiko in modern Japan ; Taiko in America --
Understanding sounds and movements. Taiko (Japanese drums) ; Gakki (instruments) ; Kiai (vocalizations) ; Regalia and costumes --
Enjoying live performance --
Training in the way. Karada = body : physical strength and endurance ; Kokoro = spirit : self-control and playing from the heart ; Waza = action : musicianship, skill, technique ; Rei = etiquette : respect, courtesy, unity --
Taiko resources --
A taiko glossary / by David Leong.
Responsibility: Heidi Varian ; foreword by Seiichi Tanaka ; with a taiko glossary by David Leong.
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