CLASS RESOURCES

Repertoire

In alphabetical order

[Chakuto - kuchishoga]

[kaDon Bayashi - western notation]

[kaDon Bayashi - kuchishoga]

[Kyoumei - kuchishoga]

[Miyake - kuchishoga + solo patterns and ending]

[Ogi Matsuri - kuchishoga]

[Together Alone Melody - western notation

[Together Alone Parts - western notation]

[Yatai Bayashi - kuchishoga]

[Yatai Bayashi Bukkiri - kuchishoga]

[Yatai Bayashi Tamaire - kuchishoga]

[Yatai Bayashi Tamaire - western notation]

[Yatai Bayashi Performance Form]

A Brief Overview Of Classical Music

The list includes a wide variety of folk dances, festivals, obon and other Japanese performing arts with a heavy bias for those that use taiko.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself while viewing these videos:

  1. What are the instruments being used? Can you identify them?
  2. How do each instruments sound individually and how do they sound collectively?
  3. What do you think the music is about?
  4. Where is the region where the music comes from and what is that region like?
  5. What is the role the taiko has in the overall performance? What makes it effective?
  6. What are the artifacts being used? (masks, costumes, fans, swords, mikoshi, yatai, sasara, etc.)

*This is taken from Kaoru sensei's post on Facebook.  Read the full version here!

Heian Period 794-1185

 

Heian Period (794–1185)
Gagaku: Etenraku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ0lcZKFQ5M
Bugaku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F73GimJA7w8

Muromachi Period (1336 to 1573)
Noh: Dojoji
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLu9927A8YQ
Noh ensemble (just musicians)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN99oxIpGmM

Edo Period (1603 and 1868)
Kabuki: Musume Dojoji
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmNMuNVRmVs
Kabuki: Renjishi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woatrAbLid8
Kabuki: Kanjincho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6NO2LzY7AI&t=824s
Kabuki: Sukeroku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkbrsR855T4&t=3071s

FOLK ARTS
Regional Folk Dance
Iwate: Kurokawa Sansa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw4JXAXMVCE
Iwate: Iwasaki Onikenbai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdz-YitSL7k
Iwate: Shishiodori
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXZTOoUiFUc
Iwate:Otsugunai Kagura
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjUcM2GhZWI

Matsuri Festival
Saitama: Chichibu Yomatsuri
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=immzPp0uBHg
Saitama: Chichibu Yomatsuri (inside the yatai)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckZP_1Mobzo
Osaka: Danjiri Matsuri
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKDk6QuXmBw
Osaka: Danjiri Matsuri (practice)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAtF8-eAnFQ
Osaka: Danjiri Matsuri (accidents!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWeFm0qjZiQ
Tokyo: Miyake Island Festival Gozutennou Matsuri
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJr5mkEFbmI
Tokyo: Miyake Island Togan O-Matsuri (passing the Omikoshi)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Bm7rCN_-Y
Niigata: Sado Island- Iwakubi: Onidaiko (Ondeko)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVOHZV_-lMA
Morioka: Tsugaru Akimatsuri Tozan Bayashi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ZBxVQE1Go
Aomori: Nebuta Matsuri
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzsm0dYG0tI
Nagano: Onbashira (nothing to do with taiko but it's awesome)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN7A7CTewr0

Obon
Akita: Nishomonai (Yosedaiko)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-5DpBa16Og
Akita: Nishimonai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu6nEr8JYSk
Sado: Ogi Okesa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nJKWWmYPfg
Okinawa: Eisa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr5oIlVN1hg
Tokyo Bon Odori
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMalGLA0N7o

Folk Arts
Hachijo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q22isj-plz4
Gojinjo Daiko
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JJfdaBg3vY

 
Etenraku