Today the Kodo apprentices came to Kodo Village for their mid-year recital and a group training session.
The apprentices heard the words, “I know you want to do it, but you can’t do anything with that feeling alone.”
It all comes back to practicing the fundamentals, after all. It’s all about creating sound with clean, solid strokes.
The apprentices have more eyes on them than usual during this session, but they don’t lose focus for even a second as they take in the detailed instruction.
The apprentices hope to stand on stage as members of Kodo one day. The words the Kodo members impart with the young hopefuls during these sessions are specific, simple, and carry significant weight.
Deliberate, repeated practice is what creates that sound, that performance.
Today’s group training session was a fruitful time for the apprentices, who now have a clearer picture of their common goal: creating sound that truly reaches the audience.
[Applications Open Soon for 2019 Intake!] Application Period: July 6 (Fri)–Nov. 9 (Fri), 2018
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