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The Art of Taiko
The title of our web site project will be The Art of Taiko. Taiko is the Japanese art of drum playing. Our team has outlined the project into four major areas, history, the drums, how to play, and our experience. This topic is a very meaningful, educational for us as we participated in an Artist in Residence program this year where we learned the art of playing Taiko. The first section will tell of the history of Taiko. It will discuss the culture surrounding the drums. It will also share Japanese stories about Taiko. Also included will be information on the use of Taiko in celebration and Japanese life. Our team will also describe the drums. The drums come in different sizes and have different uses in music. How they are used as well as made will be detailed. Our team has experienced playing the drums. We will describe how to properly play Taiko. Stance, movement, and tempo will be described. Our final section will retell of our experience with Taiko. We will describe the process of how we learned and what it means to us. We plan to include sound files and QuickTime movies of our practices and performances. Taiko has really meant a lot to our team. We are anxious to share the beauty, enjoyment and educational value of the wonderful art form and culture.
19 & under
Arts & Entertainment > Music > Musical Instruments