This isn’t going very well. I missed my taiko lesson this week and missed an oppurtunity to play with some of the more experienced players in the group. They came along and played some pretty complicated songs, it would have been fun to observe and i may have picked up a thing or two.
However I was in bed with a book, feeling very sorry for myself and producing a whole heap of mucus. Yes, I’ve got Man-Flu, or more commonly known as ‘the common cold’.
The week before this, I tried to play an syncopated beat and failed. Whenever I got it, my left hand would distract my right and I would end up hitting a 2-1 combination. I really need to get this rythym down because it’s an important part of the second song.
I’ve also forgotten parts of the first song, and I’m being rehaunted by the simple beat (r,l,r,l,r,l,R,L with the two last beats accentuated), I messed it up twice.
More complaints… my right boshi (Japanese drumstick) keeps slipping from my grip and it doesn’t seem to matter how I hold it. This particular problem may be solved by doing fingertip push ups, I will try 10 a day from now on.
Another thing on my to do list is to get my camera fixed, it has footage of my last practice on it which I meant to practice from, however I broke my camera the day after practice.
All in all this isn’t going well…