30 Days to Better Shime – Day 10

Finally back on track. Started off ok, then was a day behind. Then Sunday I was two days behind. But caught up tonight with two days. The 16′s drill is really exposing how duff my left hand is. The Ice-Skater drill is fun and very appealing, somehow terribly satisfying. Not perfect yet of course, but my hands got the idea for a while. Call and answer eight beats is still the hardest thing. Occasionally the patterns are easy to count, but I seem to have more success when I just try to feel the cadence. Trouble is I then can’t tell whether I played back what I heard since I’m not sure what I heard!
Not sure how I’m going to keep up the next two days with regular taiko practice and Kris coming to town!

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