Welcome to the TaikoSource glossary. In this section, you can find a list of terms and definitions related to taiko performance.

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About the Glossary

This glossary is based on Stan Shikuma’s Taiko Talk: A Glossary of Taiko Terms and Expressions, published in 2006. More information on Taiko Talk can be found by emailing Stan Shikuma via It was then editing for publication on by Joe Small, and further edited for by Ben Pachter.

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