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by Seiichi Tanaka,Heidi Varian

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  • ISBN 188065699X
  • ISBN13 978-1880656990
  • Language English
  • Author Seiichi Tanaka,Heidi Varian
  • Publisher Stone Bridge Press; First Edition, First Printing edition (November 1, 2005)
  • Pages 128
  • Formats doc lit doc lrf
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Music
  • Size ePub 1724 kb
  • Size Fb2 1411 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 756

Taiko drumming is an ancient sacred practice in Japan, originally used to drive away pests from rice fields and then to call to the gods in thanks at harvest time. Today taiko in Japan, and especially in North America, has evolved into a form of mental, physical, and martial arts training that combines rhythm, harmony, and movement. This book is for anyone who would like to try taiko or who is fascinated by the instruments, dances, and compositions of a typically powerful taiko performance. Contains an introduction to taiko history as well as resources for students.

Heidi Varian is a longtime student of taiko and a taiko event producer.

Seiichi Tanaka is founder and director of the renowned San Francisco Taiko Dojo.


Heidi Varian has studied with the SF Taiko Dojo for 17 years, She also produces taiko performances, including . It presents a nice forward by Sensei Seiichi Tanaka, a brief history and sections on the culture and "way" of taiko.

Heidi Varian has studied with the SF Taiko Dojo for 17 years, She also produces taiko performances, including the famous taiko scene in the flm Rising Sun. She has performed at Lollapalooza and Burning Man and with Mickey Hart gave a command performance for Nelson Mandela. She also teaches taiko in prisons and runs taiko arts programs in schools. There are many high quality color photos that convey what cannot be conveyed in writing.

The Way of Taiko book. Seiichi Tanaka is founder and director of the renowned San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Heidi Varian is a longtime student of taiko and a taiko event producer.

Seiichi Tanaka is founder and director of the renowned San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Format Paperback 136 pages. Dimensions 176 x 176 x 12mm 280g. Publication date 01 Oct 2013. Publisher Stone Bridge Press. Publication City/Country Berkeley CA, United States.

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oceedings{Varian2005TheWO, title {The Way of Taiko}, author {Heidi Varian and Seiichi Tanaka and David Leong and Francisco Villaflor}, year {2005} . Taiko drumming is an ancient sacred practice in Japan, originally used to drive away pests from rice fields and then to call to the gods in thanks at harvest time. Today taiko in Japan, and especially in North America, has evolved into a form of mental, physical, and martial arts training that combines rhythm, harmony, and movement. This book is for anyone who would like to try taiko or who is fascinated by the instruments, dances, and compositions of a typically powerful taiko performance.

Additionally, Tanaka's.

Additionally, Tanaka's belief that learning to play taiko only requires a genuine interest in the art form (rather than Japanese ethnicity or heritage), has greatly contributed to taiko's success and growth outside Japan.

Heidi Varian began a taiko career in the 1980s, performing in feature film soundtracks, recordings and live events worldwide with San Francisco Taiko Dojo. In that capacity, Heidi was the first woman and non-Japanese person to perform the norito (sacred prayer) at the Suwa Grand Shrine. Seiichi Tanaka is Founder and Director, San Francisco Taiko Dojo, the most prominent taiko group outside Japan.

Heidi Varian has practiced taiko over thirty years and is a taiko event producer. About the Author: Heidi Varian began a taiko career in the 1980s, performing in feature film soundtracks, recordings and live events worldwide with San Francisco Taiko Dojo.

For this year's International Taiko Festival, they will be performing a Bon Daiko 盆太鼓 piece together. This is the first in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA that earned a highly competitive Creative Work Fund grant in October of last year. JANUARY: The Introduction Taiko Voices was conceived by San Jo. San Francisco Taiko Dojo.

Talk about The Way of Taiko


Mautaxe
I only had this paperback book for a couple of days when pages began falling out as I read it. The information, pictures and writing were great, but even with very careful handling, the binding was not adequate to hold the pages intact. This was disconcerting, of course, and my attempts to contact the publisher - Stone Bridge Press - to complain of the problem failed. They never responded.

I returned the book to Amazon, who refunded the cost of the book minus shipping. This is one of the very few returns I have ever had to make to Amazon.

I would never buy another book from Stone Bridge Press without seeing it and handling it before hand.
Prinna
the book itself has beautiful pictures and is a great resource for the taiko enthusiast no matter the experience level. I will say though, that the binding on every copy I've seen is terrible. I'd advise punching holes and putting it in a binder if you wish to keep it together.
Tygrafym
I'm new to Taiko drumming and this book is great. I bought the new (2nd) edition too.
Uleran
This is a small 7x7inch high quality gloss paper bound survey of Taiko. It presents a nice forward by Sensei Seiichi Tanaka, a brief history and sections on the culture and "way" of taiko.

There are many high quality color photos that convey what cannot be conveyed in writing. Taiko is EXCITING!!

I liked the sections on the connections with the spirit and nature, as an artistic community I think we need to emphasized these elements more in practice and performance.

The Taiko Glossary filled in some data gaps for me - however, I would think that any practicer with more than 2 or 3 years experience would or should know these terms.

I think there should have been more on the "songs" how they are taught and the culture or practice of what groups get to perform what songs. - there is no copyright per se but there is an informal (read no lawyers - yet) means of giving permission to perform certain songs to groups.

All in all this is a good book for beginers and novices or anyone interested in an introduction to taiko. There is so much more that I hope to see in the follow on book to this one.

It's curious that while Sensei Tiffany Tamaribuchi is acknowledged that her group the Sacramento Taiko Dan is not mentioned either in the book it self or the list of "Senior Taiko Ensembles" - hopefully this omission will be corrected in later editions.
Hono
This book is an essential read for anyone interested in the art of taiko...a lovely little gem of a book.