The bodhran is the heartbeat of Celtic music. Polish your skills with Steafan Hannigan.
Steafan is the author of the very popular Bodhran Book and "Bodhrán DVD" and has personally taught about 5000 people over the years! Using simple exercises and examples, Steafan makes learning this most distinctive of Celtic percussion instruments a uniquely enjoyable voyage of discovery!
Steafan teaches 4 distinct styles: Double stick, Single stick, stick and loop, and Hand styles
If you're a complete beginner, Steafan will show you how to hold the instrument correctly to develop the best sound and technique.
If you're more experienced, he'll show you how to use rhythm, syncopation, ornamentation and skin tones progress from traditional Celtic dance accompaniments to more contemporary sounds
Over the week you will learn how to hold the instrument, how to choose drums and sticks, how to develop good stick technique, and how to teach the instrument.
Day 1 SimpleReels
Day 2 Simple Jigs
Day 3 Complex Reels and Hornpipes
Day 4 Complex Jigs and Slip jigs
Day 5 Polkas, Mazurkas Marches Waltzes and recap
Audio music sheets / tab will be provided as downloads - but the book is pretty good too!