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April 8, 2020

Rudiments

KEY: R= right, L= left, D= down, U= up, T= tap, I = in

Single Paradiddle- RLRR LRLL

Bodhrán Version- DUTD UDIU

Double Paradiddle- RLRLRR LRLRLL

Bodhrán Version- DUDUTD UDUDIU

Triple Paradiddle- RLRLRLRR LRLRLRLL

Bodhrán Version- DUDUDUTD UDUDUDIU

Paradiddle-diddle- R...

April 1, 2020

Bicycles & Tipper Adjustments

March 25, 2020

Ricochet- What can Westerns teach us about tipper scratch?

March 18, 2020

Hello! I am am starting a new weekly series called "bodhrán ideas." These short videos will share some of my thoughts about playing the instrument. And if you have some thoughts, I'd love to hear them, so please feel free to leave them in the comments below.

And without...

August 21, 2019

     I had what was probably my best trip to Ireland ever this past summer. First, this excursion ended with Rachel and I celebrating 19 years of marriage with an amazing trip to County Kerry. We spent several days in Killarney seeing the city and spending time in Kill...

January 5, 2018

Hello, and a very Happy New Year to you and yours! First, my apologies for not having posted for several months... I teach the front ensemble at Sparkman High School during the Fall Semester, so football games and marching contests often take precedence in my day-to da...

September 13, 2017

I follow several bodhrán pages on social media. One of my friends, Mike Quinn, had posted a picture of this t-shirt:

The implication was that these are difficult time signatures. I disagreed, and made the following videos to explain how to count them:

(I know... three t...

September 3, 2017

Another video blog post! This post is an extension of this blog post. Be sure to use good headphones or speakers.

Enjoy!

August 26, 2017

This video explains one of my favorite voicing exercises using double-down sticking. Be sure to use good speakers or headphones. Enjoy!

Link to Rebellion Drums.

Link to notation of exercises.

August 10, 2017

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of using quality instruments. Simply put, using better gear can give you a better experience with your playing. But the drum is only part of the equation. Good tippers can also improve your experience in the bodhrán...

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