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Taiko Resources

Taiko for Schools, Volume 1, Fundamentals

 
Published in February 2018, this is a new book by Jonathan Kirby. It provides support for a set of 21 short instructional videos, designed for use by school teachers in the UK, and suitable for showing in the classroom.

The suite of short videos was produced in consultation with teachers in North Devon, and was commissioned by Devon Music Education Hub, Taiko Outreach Programme for Schools, working in partnership with Kagemusha Taiko.

Purchase of the book will provide the buyer with the password needed to use the videos. The videos cover taiko foundations, base rhythms, simple taiko motifs and some extras. The first page of videos can be found here

Please go to our Taiko Store if you would like to buy a copy of the book.
 


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The Way of the Drum – Taiko without Borders

Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of taiko, and who wants to teach on the basis of a tried and tested philosophy and set of principles – people for whom taiko is more than just drumming…

This book traces the development of one of the first groups in the UK, and the work done by that group to build nationwide engagement with taiko on the basis of its social and educational benefits as well as artistic expression and simple enjoyment. It also tracks the broader development of taiko in the UK and Europe through a focus on events such as the UK Taiko Festival and the European Taiko Conference.

In this ground-breaking account, Jonathan Kirby explores important questions about how we adopt and adapt art-forms from other cultures and remain authentic and honest. He shares lessons learned and expertise acquired over 20 years as a taiko professional in the UK, and sets out a bold and compelling vision for taiko in future – taiko without borders.

More information and purchasing information can be found here.
 


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