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Modern bodhrán: Online bodhrán Lessons For Players Of All Levels
Have you always wanted to learn how to play the bodhrán? Maybe you were given one as a gift and haven’t had time to pick it up and give it a whirl yet, and you’re not really sure where to start. Or maybe you’ve got a nice drum and you’ve played it a bit, but you really want to be able to join in when your friends are playing together or pop down to the local pub for your weekly session? Teaching the bodhrán is my passion, and I’d love for you to join in with me here at Modern Bodhrán.
Modern Bodhrán is a digital hub filled with online bodhrán lessons, free resources and a bodhrán blog to help you learn how to play the bodhrán. I have over 10 years of experience teaching students of all ages and levels how to play the bodhrán. I really wanted to make the most of all the experience and resources that I’ve built over years of teaching to help make the bodhrán accessible for players of all levels, all over the world.
What does Modern Bodhrán include?
In the first level, we'll start with the basics! We'll go over all of the essential techniques such as holding your drum, down and upstrokes, stick hand technique, and basic 4/4 and 6/8 rhythms. This will create the building blocks for this modern style of bodhrán playing. Whether you play already or not, this is a great starting point.
In our Intermediate level, we'll start with what we learnt on our Beginner sessions and build on this base. We'll go much further into 4/4 and 6/8 as well as looking at upstrokes accents and both double and single ended triplets. This is a great level for anyone that has a little basic knowledge about the bodhrán but is looking to diversify their playing.
Finally, we have an Advanced level! This level is all about playing in a variety of time signatures and with different types of tunes, and how to accompany alongside other backing instruments. We've learnt all our valuable techniques in Beginner and Intermediate levels, and now we can put them all to good use!
“Learn the techniques and methods required to become the bodhrán player you’ve always wanted to be.”