TaikoSkin Podcast Ep.19- 'The Pros of a Taiko Job'

We talked about some of the cons of a job in taiko in the last episodes (here and here). In this episode, Isaku Kageyama and I talk about some of the positive experiences we've had in our experience with taiko drumming.

Tip of the Month
How to sound like Hayashi Eitetsu. Isaku gives a detailed breakdown of some of the characteristic grooves of Hayashi Eiitetsu. Check out his great blog post to master the grooves for yourself.

Video of the Month
This month's video features Bo-Sung Kim, demonstrating some changgo rhythms at the Global Music Academy in Berlin. 

Send in your questions and comments to: taikoskinpodcast@gmail.com 

Here are some other taiko related resources you might find helpful:

Isaku's Homepage:

Taiko Information:
Taiko Playing Styles
Why are Taiko Drums So Expensive?
How to Play Taiko Drums
5 Ways to Get Better at Taiko
Finding and Learning Taiko Music
Getting in Taiko Playing Shape
Taiko Drums vs Other Percussion

Taiko Building:
Where to Get Taiko Drums
How to Make a Happi Coat
How to Make a Taiko Drum
How to Make Handles on a Taiko Drum
How to Make Shime and Oke Taiko Heads
How to Make Taiko Skin (Drum Heads from Cow Hide
How to Make Practice Taiko Drums
How to Paint a Taiko Drum
How to Make Practice Shime Drums
How to Make Taiko Sticks (Bachi)
How to Make Tire Taiko
How to Raise Money

TaikoSkin Podcast
The TaikoSkin podcast covers a whole range of topics related to taiko- building drums, starting groups, getting performances offers, going to grad school. Just about anything really. Download them in the iTunes store, or find all of the episodes here.

As always, take care and keep on drummin'.

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