Taiko (太鼓?) means "drum" in Japanese (etymologically "great" or "wide drum"). Outside Japan, the word is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums (和太鼓, "wa-daiko", "Japanese drum", in Japanese) and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble taiko drumming (sometimes called more specifically, "kumi-daiko" (組太鼓)). The performances can last between 5 and 25 minutes and typically follow a jo-ha-kyū (beginning, middle, end/rapid, sudden, urgent, and emergency) structure, which means the performance will speed up significantly towards the grand finale.
Athentic Daiko Ensemble. The ko-tsuzumi returns! Joining it is the o-daiko bass drum, the higher chu-daiko, and a shime-daiko. Rhythmic and pulsing, it works great for montage sequences in films and video game cutscenes. Instrumental, Drum Music, Taiko Drums
An intense buildup. A huapengu with a score to settle is joined by a rather breakbeat Fangu. Intense and calculated rimshot exchange segues into a booming theme with omniscient bianzhong bell set. Luo gong crashes and Bo cymbal whips mark the dramatic passage of time til all fades to dying bianzhong, Instrumental, Drum Music, Taiko Drums
Percussion Only Edit: Ideal for dramatic news and reality TV cues such as Dateline NBC, Rock Center, The Apprentice, Survivor, Fear Factor. Great for transitions, investigations, the turmoil and struggle while trying to complete tasks, goals and elimination. Instrumental, Drum Music, Taiko Drums
A dynamic and exotically exciting percussion ensemble. Authentic Peking and Lion Drumming rhythms. Intricately detailed, interlocking and intertwining, this is an explosive pack that will lend an authentic Chinese flavor to any video game, movie or game trailer, or film scenes of all kinds. Instrumental, Drum Music, Taiko Drums
Authentic Daiko Ensemble. Includes lots of great backing tracks, the perfect underscore for film, game, and tv. Builds and escalations, premonitions and omens, explosive foreboding, lengthy quiet and repetitious - it's all here in one pack! Instrumental, Drum Music, Taiko Drums
Taiko cinematic drums for intro, action pending, build up and finale scenes. Very upbeat, energetic, loud, exciting music that grabs you and never lets go. Ideal for many different types of action scenes or as a commercial bed for youth oriented products such as energy drinks or sexy merchandise. Instrumental, Drum Music, Taiko Drums