Bodhran Tutor Books
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An in depth look at playing the bodhrán. Peter Houlahan takes the absolute beginner to professional status in this easy to follow tutorial.
This book by Steafan Hannigan will tell you all that's worth knowing about the intricacies of bodhran playing. Included are sections on various types of dance music as well as care and maintenance section. Also history, manufacture, music help and discography. Cd included.
A simple, easy-to-use introduction to the bodhran. Learn to play this wonderful, ancient percussion instrument and liven up your traditional Irish sessions! This book aims to teach the beginner the basics of good bodhran plaing with full participation in a traditional session as its principal goal. Standard notation. The companion CD aids in understanding the dynamic function of the bodhran in session playing.
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 incorporates photographs, text and audio examples for a complete learning experience.
An brilliant introductory course in the art of playing the Bodhrán, covering all the basic techniques needed to accompany traditional Irish and other music. Complete beginner's the illustrated booklet is crammed with useful features, diagrams and examples.
Also included is a Demonstration CD that shows all the techniques that are discussed in the book.
This is the follow-up volume to Bodhran: The Basics and is designed for those who want to improve their technique and expand their rhythmic repertoire. It contains exercises and solos in 4/4, 6/8, 3/4, and 9/8 time. The 568 one-measure exercises are designed to improve a player's technical skill and demonstrate how to use the basic building blocks of rests, accents, rolls, and syncopation to create interesting and varied rhythmic patterns. The 64 short solos show how to combine the one-measure rhythmic patterns into longer compositions.