Author Archives: Rob

Time Flies, Indeed …..

SO much has happened since the last time I updated this blog. Wow. I’m playing with a new taiko group now, I’m attending a new Temple now, I’m playing a new instrument now (shakuhachi), and I am now ordained. Time … Continue reading

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Sukematsu Breakthrough

I had a bit of a breakthrough this weekend.  One particular taiko song, Sukematsu, has been the bane of my existence lately.  The song’s full name is Oedo Sukeroku Matsuri Taiko.  It’s a very dynamic song, played with the taiko … Continue reading

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North American Taiko Conference, Here I Come!

I’m psyched to finally have an opportunity to attend the North American Taiko Conference.  It’s held every other year out on the west coast.  I’ve been wanting to go ever since I first heard about it in 2005, but things … Continue reading

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Time Flies …..

Okay, so much for my originally-planned weekly updates ….. 😉 One taiko semester has come and gone … and another one just started … and with this new semester, I’m committing myself to kick-starting this blog. You see, I’ve been … Continue reading

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How I Got Here

A little background first … I was brought up with very little formal religious training.  My parents subscribed to Christian beliefs, but I only remember going to church for weddings and funerals.  We celebrated Easter and Christmas every year, but … Continue reading

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