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New Online Bodhrán Course taught by Jim Higgins

OAIM’s is pleased to announce the release of a new Bodhrán course taught by maestro percussionist Jim Higgins. In this course Intermediate Bodhrán Technique, Jim presents a range of rhythmical accompaniments to cover a variety of tune types - Reels, Jigs, Slip jigs, Slides, Polkas and Hornpipes.

Over the course of  the 13 tutorials, Jim discusses and demonstrates many techniques that the learner Bodhrán player can add to his  palette of techniques – rolls, backhand motion, the use of syncopation, the Bo Diddley Beat, and rim techniques to name but a few. As a drummer, he frequently discusses how to apply what can be done on a drum kit to the Bodhrán.

The video tutorials are in a split screen format, so the learner can view the back hand as well as the forehand at all times. Jim Higgins, who hails from Renmore, Galway has been a member of The Stunning and The Saw Doctors. He spent four years touring with Riverdance and is a member of The Mairtín O’Connor Band and also of Donegal band, Altan. He has also played with Lúnasa, Paul Brady and Christy Moore. Lessons also available for flute, whistle, fiddle, accordion, concertina, guitar, bouzouki, song, uilleann pipes, banjo, bodhrán and piano, mandolin and harp.

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Permalink - Posted: September 26, 2013 at 11:42 am