Taiko Auditions

Journaling:

Six months of practices have led to this: my audition for St Louis Osuwa Taiko’s performance group! I would be lying if I said I was NOT nervous. I am going into this audition without knowing what to expect. Obviously, they will expect us to perform the songs we learned in class. But what else will the audition entail? Will we be quizzed on taiko history? Japanese terminology? Sight-reading music? Complex taiko drills? I have no idea. I do know that I will try my best to keep up with whatever the judges throw at me. I am confident that I know the songs from class, and I have been studying as much taiko information as I can cram into my head. I just hope I can recall all the Japanese names when quizzed on the spot. The closer we get to the audition date, the more my nerves and anxiety rev up. I have talked myself out of auditioning countless times in the past few weeks. But then my friends and family talk me back into it. It has been a huge mental battle with myself. A repeat of the shyness & nerves that almost prevented me from even signing up for the Beginner’s Class back in September 2011. No matter what happens at the audition, I will continue learning & playing taiko, whether as a member of the Performance group, or continuing on with the Community Group. I have found this new passion for taiko drumming, and don’t plan to give it up any time soon.

 

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I really like the repetition of the zig-zag and rick-rack patterns! Great color combination, I like the way you used the calendar as well! Heartfelt journaling too!

 

You will do well, I just know it!!

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Great layout and fantastic journaling! I agree with Conda, the repetition of the zig-zag and rick-rack patterns add a lot to the layout. Love the photo and the star too!

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Oh, Theresa - what a wonderful layout! I truly enjoyed your heartfelt journaling - I remember you talking about your class in a chat when you first started, so wow - very impressive you are auditioning for a performance group only six months later. Congratulations - that's wonderful and an accomplishment in itself! :)

Your layout is great - I really like your photo and the colors you used and I especially like your use of the calendar as a background and the arrow pointing to your audition date. Like the hanging star too - YOU'RE a star! :D

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This is a very well done LO. The calendar and the arrow draw me in to see what is going on with you. Love the picture and the journaling is great. Your accomplishments are impressive - you go girl!

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I really like that this looks like a desk, and the cardboard center bordered with the rick rack! Thanks for sharing such heartfelt journaling. I'll be thinking of you tonight - I wish all the best for you!

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Love the layout and experiencing this wait with you. One good thing is that in the future you will know what to expect. I really love the layout. The calendar page is great. Is that your handwriting on the April 10 block?

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Love the layout and experiencing this wait with you. One good thing is that in the future you will know what to expect. I really love the layout. The calendar page is great. Is that your handwriting on the April 10 block?

 

No, my handwriting is practically illegible. That's just a font.

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