Join Me At The Gaelic College This Summer

by MichelleStewart on January 12, 2009

• Find yourself stuck in a bodhran rut?

• Use the same rhythms over and over?

• At a plateau and reached the point where you feel you have taught yourself all you can?

Well why not take a summer holiday like no other, on the beautiful island of Cape Breton at the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts.

I’m honoured to again to be running the Bodhran Program at the Gaelic College this summer.  Whether you are a beginner or advanced player this course caters to all levels.  You can take bodhran as an elective or a major. 

I’ll be sharing my techniques for playing with dynamic control, loads of new rhythms, changing tones, bodhran etiquette and the art of performance.   I will also show the many different playing styles and follow the bodhran through its history.  I will give you insight on how you can continue to teach yourself after the course .

Whether you are a seasoned musician hoping to fine tune your bodhran skills or have never even seen or picked up a bodhran before there is a class for you.  I keep a bunch of  “workshop” drums in Cape Breton so you don’t even have  to own a drum to take the course.  You can use one of mine.  I can then give you advice about purchasing drums and you will have a better idea of what you’re looking for after trying different makes.

This is a high energy class that will leave a permanent smile on your face.    Learning should be fun, right?  

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Bodhran Lesson: Secret To Playing With Dynamics Part 1

by MichelleStewart on January 11, 2009

This video explains the Basic Strokes required to play with control.  A must see for those wanting to learn how to play softly


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Hello world!

by MichelleStewart on January 10, 2009

Welcome to BodhranExpert.  I am so excited to give you lots of great bodhran tips and advice. Please be patient while I build my new site and be sure to check back soon.

Michelle Stewart

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