The Bodhran Book. For Bodhran Drum. Music Sales America. Irish, Traditional, Folk, Celtic. Softcover with CD. 98 pages. Ossian Publications #OMB8. Published by Ossian Publications (HL.14033191).
ISBN 1900428725. Irish, Traditional, Folk, Celtic. 7x10 inches.
Accomplished and renowned percussionist Steáfán Hannigan details all the intricacies of traditional Bodhran playing. Nothing is taken for granted or forgotten, making this a suitable manual for beginners with its gentle and careful progression through the techniques using numerous examples and exercises. Learn the many, varied bodhran techniques through expert and detailed instruction. Also included is a selection of repertoire pieces which add depth to your playing, plus sections on the history of the Bodhran and Irish music, including construction and maintenance. All clearly presented with illustrations, photographs and diagrams. A CD of demonstration tracks of all the pieces in the book played by Hannigan himself is also included. This allows you to hear examples of the exercises and pieces as they should sound.