Class information

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TitleIrish Percussion
Price$100
DaysMTWThF (week 1), July 17–21
Times11:00–11:50am
Instructor(s)James Yoshizawa
Slots (taken)20 (10)
LocationUCPC Fellowship Hall
DescriptionThe bodhrán, an Irish frame drum struck with a double-ended stick, has become an important instrument in Irish and other Celtic music, and helps anchor the rhythmic pulse of jigs, reels, and hornpipes. Bones are typically made of either animal bone or wood and are used all over the world, but they are most commonly heard in Irish music and American minstrel music. A bodhrán will be required to practice and play on. Bones will be available to borrow during class, but purchasing a pair is recommended. This class will cover all the rhythms for the most common types of tunes in Celtic music, as well as technique, ornamentation, how to join a session/session etiquette, and the best ways to practice for maximum enjoyment and learning. Students are encouraged to bring questions, ideas, and favorite recordings to play with - we'll have tons of fun!

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