I won’t pretend I’m spending a huge amount of time with the bodhran. I do spend a few minutes with it most days, though. In my last bodhran post, I said I wanted to try a longer, heavier tipper without such a pronounced bump in the middle, as I thought it might have better stability […]Read More The Difference a Tipper Makes
Last night I spent some time practicing with the bodhran again. I’m still on the bare bones of things – stability and control. For example, for a reel, it’s supposed to be ONE-two-three-four. But as a beginner, what’s more common is that downstrokes are firmer than upstrokes, so what you end up with is more […]Read More Meanwhile, In happy happy Bodhran Land…
I’ve had a very lazy snow day. It snowed (a bit). I shoveled the walk (once). Mostly I looked at all the chores I have to do and did none of them. Instead, I spent half the day trying to remember the keyboard controls for Assassin’s Creed (seriously, I’ve actually never played AC, and the […]Read More Bodhran Practice
Well, after the Pro Tools First fiasco, I’m actually kind of glad that my new toy arrived today (in spite of FedEx neglecting to update the shipping progress at all). Now, this was totally a purchase of whim. I kind of got it in my head that I sort of wanted a bodhran (see: a […]Read More Because it’s not like I don’t already have enough toys that I barely know/don’t know how to play…introducing, the Bodhran.