How to play the bodhran
This page is intended for players who have no experience of playing the drum at all.
Thank you for using Bodojo to support your learning journey with the bodhran.
You should know from the start that there is no real substitute for having a proper experienced teacher. Bodojo tries to offer a blended learning solution through the written articles here on Bowiki, the videos on Bodhran.tv and the support of an extremely friendly and helpful Community Forum.
Learning this way can never be the ideal solution for everyone, but it offers the greatest general support we can provide to the bodhran community. Let us know how we can do more or what we can do better.
Learning On Bodojo
The site offers two main playing tutorials that refer to the two main stylistic forms in use. In essence they are very similar and are very interchangeable.
Which is better to learn? Most players seem to develop from kerry through to Top End but try both and run with the one that feels most natural to you
- Traditional / Kerry-Style
- Contemporary / Top End Style