View Single Post
Old 02-09-2006, 03:40 AM   #24
Location: Frederick, MD
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 509
Re: Music in the Dojo?

I've experimented with using a soundtrack to establish, mostly, a rhythm to practice. Used shakuhachi, koto and taiko mainly, but also injected some less trad. more rad stuff, too. The thing I found most useful on the mat wasn't music at all, though. It was an environmental audio CD of a seashore, waves breaking and all that.

After a while, I abandoned the soundtrack idea entirely, as being too much of a distractor.

In some (though, not many) dojo, I've seen (mainly for special events) taiko drumming being used to call class to order or to establish transitions between classes and so forth.

  Reply With Quote