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Bodhran: The Basics Book With Online Audio

A Beginner's Guide to Playing the Bodhran

COMPOSER: Bill Woods
PUBLISHER: Mel Bay Publications
PRODUCT FORMAT: Instrumental Tutor
This beginner's guide to the traditional Irish Bodhran was written by successful Bodhran performer and teacher Bill Woods , who has drawn on decades of experience to create an integrated method that incorporatesphotographs, text and audio examples for a complete learning experience. Bodhran - The
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Composer Bill Woods
Publisher Mel Bay Publications
Instrumentation Bodhran
Difficulty Beginner
Product Format Instrumental Tutor
Description Product Type Book and Audio Online
Genre Studies & Exercises
Year of Publication 2016
Grade of Difficulty 1
Style World
ISBN 9780786687800
No. MB21883M
Number of pages 24
Text language English
Description

This beginner's guide to the traditional Irish Bodhran was written by successful Bodhran performer and teacher Bill Woods, who has drawn on decades of experience to create an integrated method that incorporatesphotographs, text and audio examples for a complete learning experience.

Bodhran - The Basics takes you step-by-step through everything you need to know, from holding the Bodhran and stick through playingalong with traditional Irish dance tunes. It demonstrates the basic accompaniment patterns for reels and jigs and shows you ways to make these patterns more interesting using rests, accents and rolls.

This book featuresdownloadable audio tracks of traditional Irish dance tunes. These are recorded at different tempos so you can start playing along almost immediately and increase your speed as your skill improves.

There is also informationon the history of the Bodhran, the correct pronunciation of its name and suggestions on what to look for when choosing a Bodhran and stick, as well as instructions on a simple and inexpensive way to make your own stick and adiscussion of the basic structure of Irish dance tunes.

Song List
  • 1. introduction
  • 2. Pronunciation
  • 3. What Is a Bodhrán?
  • 4. A Very Short History
  • 5. Playing with Others
  • 6. Choosing a Bodhrán
  • 7. The Head
  • 8. The Frame
  • 9. Tunable or Not Tunable
  • 10. Crossbars
  • 11. Choosing a Stick
  • 12. Making Your Own Stick
  • 13. Protecting Your Bodhrán and Stick
  • 14. A Little Music Theory
  • 15. Notes and Rests
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