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The Bodhran Primer by Andrew Kruspe

Model # TBP By: Krupse
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  • Overview

    • Written by Well-Rounded American Percussionist
    • Develops Basic 'Rudiments'
    • Talks About Voicing
    • Demonstrates Usable Patterns
    • Excellent Starting Point
    • Includes Great Reference Material
  • Item Details

    The Bodhran Primer by Andrew Kruspe is a comprehensive guide to learning how to play Ireland's preeminent drum, written from the perspective of a well-rounded American percussionist. The book is divided into six main sections:

    • I. Before You Start introduces the vocabulary, the drum, the stick (tipper or cipin), different tipping styles, and how the rest of the book is notated.
    • II. First Steps shows you how to hold the drum, how to hold the tipper, and the different stroke types that are needed for performance.
    • III. Technical Development - Tipping contains exercises to develop the basic 'rudiments' of bodhran playing, including double-downs, ornamentation, triplets, and rim clicks.
    • IV. Technical Development - Voicing works on the ability to create different sounds from the drum by utilizing open tones, muted tones, 'popped' tones, and pitch modulating.
    • V. Patterns are like the grooves of the bodhran world - the frameworks of style that you need to be able to play in a live setting, including reels, jigs, slipjigs, polkas, and more contemporary drum set-based patterns.
    • VI. Resources tells you all about who to listen to, additional books and recordings, where workshops happen, and who makes the best drums and tippers.

    If you're wanting to get your bodhran on, this book is an excellent place to start.

  • Specifications

    Name The Bodhran Primer by Andrew Kruspe
    Brand Krupse
    Model # TBP
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  • Returns & Shipping


    Because of copyright issues, we cannot accept returns on sheet music, books, audio CDs, and DVDs. Thanks for your understanding. Official Return Policy


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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