The Contemporary Bodhrán: A Modern Percussionist’s Perspective on an Ancient Instrument (Digital Download)
The Contemporary Bodhrán: A Modern Percussionist’s Perspective on an Ancient Instrument is designed for all levels of bodhrán student, and is truly unique within the world of Celtic Music. Topics covered include: picking a bodhrán, tuning the bodhrán, choosing a tipper, care and feeding of the drum, tipper technique, tone production, top end style, warming up, following the tune versus groove accompaniment, playing well with others, session etiquette, and amplification of the bodhrán in a live or studio setting. The book features over seventy different exercises designed with the contemporary percussionist in mind. All exercises are written in a clear and concise style based on standard western musical notation. Matt’s book also features large scale photo illustrations. Truly a must-have for anyone contemplating the study of the bodhrán.