The Hal Leonard Bodhran Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the bodhran, regardless of your ability to read notation. Professional bodhran player and educator Amy Richter (athas, Danu, et. al.) equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to play the instrument. The book includes video lessons, showing you how to implement the techniques described within. The videos also feature how to play with other musicians on classic tunes that you are guaranteed to play at your next session.
- Parts of the instrument
- History of the bodhran
- Positioning and posture
- Sticking and articulation patterns
- Basic and advanced speed drills
- Reels, jigs and other types of tunes
Amy Richter is a Milwaukee Irish/Celtic musician and an instructor at the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music program. Learn more about the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music here.