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Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?

GUEST,CS 05 Jan 13 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,grumpy 05 Jan 13 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,Mavis Enderby 05 Jan 13 - 02:39 PM
foggers 05 Jan 13 - 09:09 PM
GUEST,CS 06 Jan 13 - 04:37 AM
Mavis Enderby 06 Jan 13 - 02:33 PM
Mr Red 07 Jan 13 - 10:29 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 07 Jan 13 - 10:39 AM
Helen 07 Jan 13 - 03:31 PM
GUEST,CS 08 Jan 13 - 08:03 AM
Mr Red 08 Jan 13 - 08:03 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 08 Jan 13 - 08:20 AM
Jack Campin 08 Jan 13 - 09:31 AM
Jack Campin 08 Jan 13 - 09:52 AM
GUEST,CS 08 Jan 13 - 11:48 AM
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Subject: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 01:34 PM

OK I only just picked the thing up, but I decided that this year I WILL learn to play the Bodhran.

As well as any decent free online tutorials for Bodhran, to make things more interesting for me, I'd also be delighted to receive some pointers for other types of frame drum based music that I could look into. Even better would be online resources for beginner tutorials in other styles of drumming that I could use a Bodhran for (at least while learning).

Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: GUEST,grumpy
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 02:14 PM

Couldn't you do something more productive with your life, like planting raspberry bushes or resurfacing your yard? Nobody needs another bodhrán.


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: GUEST,Mavis Enderby
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 02:39 PM

Check out David Kuckhermann: some useful stuff at his site:

http://www.framedrums.net/


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: foggers
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 09:09 PM

Mavis luv have you lost yer cookie? I just knew you'd be responding to this thread.

I have nothing to add in terms of advice except to point out that you can expect abuse as a bodrhan player; I am a banjo player and experience a lot of this too, so please persevere in the face of such put downs!


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 04:37 AM

Thanks Mavis - had a quick gander and that's just the kind of thing I'm after.

Foggers - no probs, I know what Mudcat can be like :)


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 02:33 PM

Glad to be a help. Frame drums are ace!


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 10:29 AM

my advice (here take it - I'm not using it)

With any noisy endeavour - you decide when to "hit" and as a result your brain filters out a lot of the volume as your hand makes the move.

So play on the quiet side of "reasonable" and the others in the session won't tell drummer jokes. But if they do wait until they are finished (all of them) and say

"What's the difference between a drummer & a drum seat"

they will be all smiles in anticipation until you point out that the drum seat only has to support one bum. (other versions are available)


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 10:39 AM

The Bodhran Dojo is probably the most extensive site on the subject.


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: Helen
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 03:31 PM

Hi Guest, CS.

I went to a drumming class for a week, two years in a row, at an Australian Camp Creative event.

The drummer who ran the course is called Chinta. Here is a link to a YouTube clip of a drumming performance by the most recent class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLq22QO3-js

There are also links to other YouTube clips of African drumming, including tutorials on the rhythms.

Those drumming classes were some of the very best experiences of my life. Loved it! (But I haven't done any drumming for some years now. I started getting into it and then lost momentum somehow.)

Chinta's website is here:
http://www.rhythmkonnections.com/The_Team.htm

There may be some useful info and links to other sites from there.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 08:03 AM

Thanks for the further resources folks, Dojo looks good Peter.


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 08:03 AM

I went to a Bodhran Workshop at Sidmouth. Never again.
50 drummers all playing the same rhythm, or trying at least, was a disaster for me.
I only play in sessions & need a tune to work around, improvise with. Having a tightly prescribed rhythm doesn't allow for that. As a result I learned that I my style doesn't run to order - it blends (OK tries to) and I have had compliments to that effect. So I did learn, just not the lesson the workshop hoped for. The tutor was very accomplished.


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 08:20 AM

Speaking of workshops, there's an annual Bodhran school/festival, some would say conveniently away from civilisation, on Inish Oirr.

Craiceann : The Bodhran Summerschool


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 09:31 AM

Persian daf (in Persian)

another Persian daf course (in Persian)

same thing in English


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 09:52 AM

This is an example of the kind of frame drum playing you find depicted since ancient times, particularly by women players:

old Turkish peasant woman

Any mediaeval painting featuring angels with drums will show the same technique.

That kind of large tambourine is the oldest kind of frame drum we know of from the British Isles. There's a picture from early 19th century Scotland of a woman accompanying her fiddler husband that way. It has a tradition behind it that the bodhran totally lacks.


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Subject: RE: Good Free Online Frame Drum Resources?
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 11:48 AM

Excellent, thanks Jack.


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