This article series is dedicated to learning taiko performance (and the various musical arts in which the drums are used) in Japan. Our contributors all have extensive experience learning Japan, each representing different paths which one can take while making the journey. The articles compliment information found on other TaikoSource pages about learning in Japan, such as the list of Taiko Schools in Japan and the list of Short-term Taiko Learning Experiences.
The Taiko Music history section is dedicated to the vast realm of contemporary taiko compositions. Within each article, we highlight a particular composition, talking about elements like its background, the influences that were brought into the piece, compositional and performance practices of note that are used during performances, and the legacy of piece. Through this series, we seek to provide insight into the way that contemporary taiko music has developed over time.