The NST Day took place at Gallery Cafe Kirin at Shinsekai neighborhood.
10:00 inaugural meeting to introduce our selfs. 13 chairs in the circle. Ten participants + Zum. Some known faces from the last NST that we hold in 2011.
10:20 Sense of Presence
Choose one note and begin playing when ready.
The group played it once.
Choose a second note and begin playing ready.
It was also played once.
Choose a third note and begin playing ready
The same thing happened.
Choose any note of your choice. Circulation to the right
Left. Two notes, several notes
Right hand presentation and practice Beginning with 3333
Towards music that was completed with harmonics
12:10 Sense of Presence
Circulations of any note.
Circulation with count in 3 skipping one to the right.
Then, Circulations with count in 3 skipping one, 5 bars of 3 and changing direction once it was was completed.
Presentation of the First Primary beginning with one finger. Then, 2,3 and 4 fingers in ascending motion.
After that we played the combination 1234 all along the fretboard. Then we reviewed the mechanics involved in the combination 1243
Lunch provided by the owner of the place who prepared wonderful sandwiches and cake with little giraffe cookie on top.
14:15 circulations any note.
Two groups. Thraking circulations 4&3
5 (1) & 5 (4)
Magic chord introduced into Thrak presentation.
3rd primary presentation into a musical circle. 15:45 break
16:20 Review of the second primary. Practice in one and then in two strings. Presentation of Budita.
Then, review of the First Primary into a musical circle.
Fourth Primary presentation, Aspiration. Once all the parts were presented some soloist were called out!
At 17:25 the piece fade into harmonics and gentle left the room.
17:30 final meeting.
Good comments were presented from all participants, many of them also asked how to continue working. The upcoming Intros to GC courses in Argentina and Mexico were mentioned and the possibility to organize regular meetings in Osaka in the near future is open. All participants are recommended if they apply.
At 17:59 the NST Day in Osaka was declared completed.
The owner of the place was taking pictures during the day and she asked for a final picture with the whole team and the Teddy Polar Bear.
Mendoza, July 2014.
Sent by Luciano Pietrafesa.