Percussion Classes

Introduction to Bodhran Part 1

Bill Woods
Saturday, October 13
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$40

Start from the beginning by learning how to hold the bodhran and stick, and how to get a nice, clear tone. Explore the different types of Irish dance rhythms including reels, jigs, slip jigs, polkas, waltzes, mazurkas, and hornpipes, and practice keeping a steady beat. Bill also discusses choosing a bodhran and stick, the place of the bodhran in Irish traditional music, and playing with others. Bill Woods is the author of Bodhran: The Basics and Bodhran Beyond the Basics (Mel Bay Publishing).

Introduction to Bodhran Part 2

Bill Woods
Saturday, October 13
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$40

Building on Beginning Bodhran Part 1, focus on making rhythms more interesting by using rests, accents, rolls, syncopation, and pitch and timbre control. Bill Woods is the author of Bodhran: The Basics and Bodhran Beyond the Basics (Mel Bay Publishing).