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Any taiko players here?

Postby taiko_player » Sat 08.16.2008 10:05 am

Hi

I started playing taiko in august 2007. As i live in Switzerland and taiko groups are rare in this country, i can hardly exchange thoughts, ideas or whatever to this subect.
Maybe there's somebody out there?

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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby AJBryant » Sat 08.16.2008 1:25 pm

I studied taiko for a while when I lived in northern California.

The only thing I can remember well enough to probably pull off after 15 years is "Matsuri."


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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby taiko_player » Sat 08.16.2008 4:23 pm

At least one :D
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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby Rinifett » Mon 08.25.2008 8:49 pm

Me! I <3 Taiko.
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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Mon 08.25.2008 9:15 pm

I like 太鼓の達人; does that count? :D
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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby becki_kanou » Mon 08.25.2008 9:36 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:I like 太鼓の達人; does that count? :D

Ooh, me too! Especially 夏祭り by whiteberry. Unfortunately I have no sense of rhythm and totally suck at it :cry: , but I still enjoy it.
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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby AJBryant » Mon 08.25.2008 9:38 pm

I just remembered something.

The very first record (remember those?) I ever bought in Japan was an album of the Masakado Daiko troupe from Kanda Jinja. That was all the way back in the spring of 1986.


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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 08.26.2008 1:30 pm

AJBryant wrote:I just remembered something.

The very first record (remember those?) I ever bought in Japan was an album of the Masakado Daiko troupe from Kanda Jinja. That was all the way back in the spring of 1986.


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Record? Don't you mean vinyl? lol

Shoot, I used to ask my friends for recordings of taiko and then I'd go back to my apartment when I had time and bang out the beats on anything that made noises. I always wished I had the opportunity to join or practice with a troupe.
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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby AJBryant » Wed 08.27.2008 12:05 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
AJBryant wrote:I just remembered something.

The very first record (remember those?) I ever bought in Japan was an album of the Masakado Daiko troupe from Kanda Jinja. That was all the way back in the spring of 1986.


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Record? Don't you mean vinyl?


Can you buy any other kind? ;)


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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby richvh » Wed 08.27.2008 2:09 pm

I don't think you can buy any kind of record nowadays, unless it's second hand.
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Re: Any taiko players here?

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 08.27.2008 2:56 pm

AJBryant wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:
AJBryant wrote:I just remembered something.

The very first record (remember those?) I ever bought in Japan was an album of the Masakado Daiko troupe from Kanda Jinja. That was all the way back in the spring of 1986.


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Record? Don't you mean vinyl?


Can you buy any other kind? ;)


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IIRC there are wax records.. and polystyrene (7 inch records) and shelac as well.. I'm trying to think what the original discs were made of.. was it some sort of metal? it was the 1800's IIRC.
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