- 18 lessons teaching a huge range of amazing bodhrán techniques.
- Progress at your own pace, pause & repeat videos.
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In this fantastic Bodhrán course for beginners, Nicolle gives a step-by-step approach on how to create a classic Irish sound on the instrument. The lessons are progressive, each building on the previous one, and are fun!
By the end of this course of 18 lessons, the budding Bodhrán player will be well equipped to accompany jigs and reels with a great variety of techniques and variations.
Nicolle draws from jigs and reels in our ‘Play Along Backing Tracks’ section of the website to showcase her grooves and techniques. Interspersed throughout the course are well thought out exercises to help you progress faster. Nicolle’s friendliness and charm are magnetic and she gives great practical and motivational advice to her students. Most of all, she imparts how to have fun with rhythm, with grooves, and with Irish music.
Here are some of the topics Nicolle covers:
How to Hold Tipper
Simple Jig Groove
Triplet Exercises for Jigs
Variations for Simple Jig Groove
The Tonal Hand – Bass, Snare and Pop
Simple Reel Grooves
Triplet exercises for Reel
Modern Jig Grooves
Half time Jig grooves
Modern Reel Grooves
How to tune the Bodhran
What Bodhrán to buy
What tipper to use
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.
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