HD DVD Main Feature: Illustrated Beginner Bodhran Instruction covering every aspect of how to play the drum.
Additional Features: Seisiun Etiquette, History of the Bodhran, and Bodhran and Tipper Types and Constructions.
Includes a "Beat Sheet" to illustrate the proper strokes for standard Reels, Jigs, and Slip Jigs.
Instructor, John McBride, has taught Bodhran Workshops at Irish/Celtic festivals across the USA, and teaches at the Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati.
John McBride also taught at the Riley School of Irish Music.
This is a very comprehensive bodhran instruction video... taking nothing for granted. From the holding of the tipper and drum to playing along with Irish music, this instruction covers a wide range of topics. Practice each instruction segment for one week before moving onto the next. Reviews include: Mark Stone - The Bodhrán (instructional CD) John McBride was kind enough to send me an advanced copy of his DVD tutorial to review. I have to say that I enjoyed it and found his advice and tutorage very sound. I recommend it for those of you that are more visually oriented. While I realize that we're somewhat competitors in the same area, I can honestly say that if you were to buy John's DVD and my tutorial CD, you'd have a pretty complete set of references for success. N. Scott Robinson - Frame Drum News, North American Frame Drum Association. John McBride has garnered multiple awards and instructed bodhrán workshops at prestigious Irish/Celtic music festivals. Additionally, he performed seven years with the Firestarters and now with Two2Many. On Beginner Bodhrán Instruction Video (Kerry Style), John McBride has created a resource aimed at total beginners covering basics such as holding the tipper and drum, strokes, Irish music structure, reels, jigs, and slip jigs and variations. Additional sections cover a brief introduction the bodhrán history, session etiquette, and bodhrán and tipper types. This is a great introduction to basics, and the onscreen graphics flash important commentary in written form that stress important points during the lessons. Within the first 5 minutes, I learned something essential about tipper grip I was not aware of. Although thoroughly enjoyable, my sole criticism is that the entire running time is just over one hour. John McBride's teaching is at a slow and detailed pace perfect for beginners who are new to the instrument. I wholeheartedly recommend this DVD for bodhrán beginners and Irish music enthusiasts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
WELL I HAVE OTHER BODHRAN DVDS THEY ARE'NT BAD BUT THIS ONE TAKES IT,VERY INFORMATIVE ITS WELL WORTH THE MONEY.THE PARTS ABOUT PLAYING IN SESSIONS IS INVALUEABLE,GET THIS DVD. GREAT JOB JOHN! PATRICK
Perfectly paced. Well done, clear instructions. It's wonderful in its treatment of everything from holding the drum to various tempos, tips for playing in a group setting.
My favorite Bodhran DVD.
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