Identifying Different Types Of Taiko Drums
Assignment ID Number AFFGEHU83939HD Type of Document Essay Writing Format APA/MLA/Harvard Academic Level Masters/University References/Sources 4 References
Identifying Different Types Of Taiko Drums
- Could you briefly introduce yourself?
My name is Reid Taguchi. I’m a founder and lead instructor at San Fernando Valley Taiko.
- How did you first become a drummer, and what was your early training regimen like?
I started playing taiko in college at UCLA. I was originally a classically trained flute player and I was looking for a musical outlet at school. A friend of mine who was already on the team approached me about trying out and I decided to try it out. I ended up loving it and staying with the team for all 4 years of college. Our rehearsal schedule was 2 days a week, for about 4 hours each. This would expand to 3 days a week when we were preparing for important performances.
- Why do you want to become an instructor teaching people about taiko music?
As a senior member of my group at UCLA, I began teaching our younger members and I fell in love with the process. After graduating, I really missed playing taiko and teaching so I decided to start my own group. It’s probably the thing I’m most proud of creating in my life right now. It’s hard to describe the pride I feel when my students succeed and it feels good to bring this cultural art to the valley and to give folks the opportunity to learn it if they are interested.
- There are many different types of taiko drums. Would you like to introduce three common drums and identify the differences between them?
3 types of taiko we commonly use in class are odaiko, chudaiko, and shime. Odaiko are the enormous drums you typically associate with taiko. These are used for deep, loud tones in an ensemble setting but are also commonly used for solos. Chudaiko are medium sized drums (about 20” in diameter) and these are the drums we use most commonly. Using different stands, these drums can be played in a variety of styles. Shime are the smallest drums and are used to keep time in an ensemble because their pitch is so high.
- How long have you perform in taiko music and do you want to share some interesting story when you performing?
I’ve been performing taiko for about 8 years. One of my favorite experiences performing was in college. We used to do a performance for a daycare every year and it’s always the most fun. The kids get really into the music and start dancing around in front of us. It’s beautiful that they’ve never seen or heard music like that but it reaches them on such a deep level that they’re inspired to dance and participate.
- Could you explain why some people think taiko is “Heartbeat of Japan”?
Taiko drums have been in existence for thousands of years and have similar equivalents all across Asia. I think taiko is typically associated with Japan because it represents power, spirituality, and culture. To be fair, my experience has been with American taiko and not necessarily Japanese taiko. American taiko as we know it is more entertainment focused, while taiko still holds a traditional and cultural role in Japan such as in festivals or ceremonies.
- In recent years, there are more taiko groups and organizations than past decades. Do you know the reason why it increases rapidly in recent years?
I would mainly attribute it to the popularization of Japanese culture in America compared to the post-WWII social climate and attitude towards Japanese Americans in the late 40’s to late 70’s until the redress movement. I believe that the current culture we live in is so free in what folks are open to especially when it comes to music. There are more taiko groups now because there are more people open to learning new things and taiko is inherently fun and tends to breed community and acceptance.
- Do you see any major differences between U.S and Japan musicians when they are performing taiko music?
It’s extremely difficult to compare the two and one’s opinion would be different depending on whom you ask. I think the most relevant parallel would be food. There are plenty of US born chefs who cook amazing Japanese food and are advancing the craft. There’s just a real, tangible difference between being a chef in Japan and being so close to the origins and traditions than being a chef in America trying to your best version of that food. I think taiko is very similar in that regard. American taiko has its own quirks that you would never see in Japanese taiko and vice versa.
QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
GET THIS PROJECT NOW BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK TO PLACE THE ORDER
Do You Have Any Other Essay/Assignment/Class Project/Homework Related to this? Click Here Now [CLICK ME]and Have It Done by Our PhD Qualified Writers!!
Tired of getting an average grade in all your school assignments, projects, essays, and homework? Try us today for all your academic schoolwork needs. We are among the most trusted and recognized professional writing services in the market.
We provide unique, original and plagiarism-free high quality academic, homework, assignments and essay submissions for all our clients. At our company, we capitalize on producing A+ Grades for all our clients and also ensure that you have smooth academic progress in all your school term and semesters.
High-quality academic submissions, A 100% plagiarism-free submission, Meet even the most urgent deadlines, Provide our services to you at the most competitive rates in the market, Give you free revisions until you meet your desired grades and Provide you with 24/7 customer support service via calls or live chats.