7 Rhythms In & 7 Days Bodhran Challenge Video Series
Day 1 – Part 1 Reel Pattern I Nickname “Hockey Night In Canada” Rhythm
This is by far my most popular video series on how to play bodhran. Many of my students joke that this should be renamed ’7 Rhythms In 7 Months’ as it can take that long to master some of these patterns.
The great thing is you can go completely at your own pace and have fun from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to all of you who have subscribed to my channel, left comments, liked and shared these videos. What a great online bodhran community we have. I’m honoured to be your teacher.http://www.youtube.com/user/BodhranMasterclass
Day 1 – Part 2 How To Play Bodhran “Hockey Night In Canada” Rhythm
Day 2 – Rim Shots / Sticks Clicks
In this video I show you how to play bodhran rim shots, also known as stick clicks.
If you liked the ‘Mother Of All Jig Rhythms’ videos you will love how we add some
embellishments to that pattern here.
Day 3 – Slip Jigs
How to play bodhran slip jigs. In this video I explain the difference between
6/8 jigs (Double Jigs) and 9/8 jigs (Slip Jigs).
Day 4 – Part 1 Groovy Reel Rhythm
Day 4 – Part 2 Groovy Reel Rhythm
- Building The Tempo And Adding Tonal Change With The Hand At The Back
In this video we bring the ‘Groovy Reel Rhythm’ up from 40 beats per minute all
the way up to 140 bpm PLUS I show you how to add tonal changes with the hand at the
back. Are you up for the challenge?
Day 5 – Part 1 Playing Along To “Man Of The House” Reel – Adding Tonal Change
Here on Day 5 we’ll cover the reel ‘Man Of The House’ and play along to my husband on the
uilleann pipes. You’re going to love how we take the basic reel rhythm of
‘Down 2 3 4, Down 2 3 4′ and use the hand at the back to add tonal changes and climb down
the scale from high pitch to low pitch for the ending in part 2 of the tune.
Day 5 – Part 2 Playing Along To “Man Of The House” Reel – Building The Tempo
Day 6 – Combining Tonal Change AND Triplets
Day 7 – Bodhran Solo With Downloadable Music Notation