At my first taiko gig, I got the beat turned around. The base beat of one of the pieces centered around a swing beat: like the quarter note-eighth note triplet pattern, or 1 – a 2 – a 3 – a 4 – a (“dokko dokko dokko dokko” in taiko parlance). The right hand is accented so that it sounds like ONE-a TWO-a THREE-a FOUR-a (DO-kko DO-kko DO-kko DO-kko). When I got turned around, I ended up accenting the left hand so that it sounded like KOdo KOdo KOdo KOdo– a very subtle difference, but because the other shime player was playing the base beat correctly, the accents canceled each other out, and made it difficult for the other players and soloists to follow. Crap. Live and learn.
Oh yes– the Eagles win handily over the Vikings, 27-14. On to the Conference Championship. again. (oh please, oh please….)