The Bodhrán, the heartbeat of Irish music, is an ancient drum made from wood and goatskin and beaten with a wooden stick. After nine sold out courses since 2015, this fun and inclusive six-week course led by Irish percussionist Ruairi Glasheen returns to explore the history of this dynamic instrument and a range of technical and musical skills required to play the Bodhrán.
The course will cover :
The history of the Bodhrán, how they are made and how to look after your Bodhrán
Technique: how to hold your Bodhrán, tipper, development of different strokes and exploration of various playing positions.
Jig, reel, syncopated patterns and irregular time signatures. Patterns will be taught with a beginner, intermediate and advanced options.
A wide variety of techniques to improve rhythm and pulse in a fun and inclusive environment.