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  Bones From the Beginning, tutorial DVD
Bones From the Beginning
Learn beginning through advanced bone playing skills with this comprehensive video tutorial by Aaron Plunkett, the Irish percussionist on Titanic


 
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Bones From the Beginning
Instructional Tutor
Video dvd by Aaron Plunkett

Now you can get expert bone playing instruction from a virtuoso percussionist, educator, and recording artist who regularly performs with leading musicians from around the world.

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Basic to Advanced Training On Bones
The training on this dvd is basic enough for the newest newbie, yet advanced enough to keep you coming back to study this video again and again for years.

You start by learning the two basic grip holds. Then before you know it, you are cranking out taps and triplets. In just minutes you are practicing downbeats and upbeats alongside Aaron Plunkett, a spirited and sought after percussionist heard on the trailer soundtrack of Dragon, Bruce Lee's last film.
Aaron's percussion work also appears in theme music played at Walt Disney parks around the world. And chances are you heard him rattlin' away with the Irish steerage band in the epic film, Titanic.

Packed with Details, Details, and More Details
This is without a doubt the most in-depth bones video instruction dvd on the market. You get more than one-full-hour (over 70 minutes!) of extensive hands-on instruction geared for beginning, intermediate, and advanced bone players. The main focus is on Irish jigs (single, double, slip, slide, hornpipe) and reels. But that's not all. As a noted multi-ethnic percussionist, Aaron Plunkett demonstrates rhythms from around the globe
. You will also see a few natural rhythms from around the block!

Discover Insider Secrets For Playing Jigs and Reels
Aaron Plunkett's Irish ancestral heritage and devotion to Celtic music inspired him to study traditional Irish percussion. He worked in Northern Ireland with Eamon McGuire. And he worked with Michael O'Suilleabhain and Mel Mercier in the South at University College, Cork. Aaron did intensive study of traditional Irish music with a focus on percussion to authenticate and perfect his playing—and he passes this knowledge on to you.

How Aaron Plunkett's Video Helped Me Learn to Play Jigs Good Enough for the Masters
I have been playing bones around 20 years. But I didn't always think jigs and bones were a good combination. That changed dramatically in 2003 at Bones Fest VII in Louisville, Kentucky. This was the first time I saw and heard others play bones to jigs—and for me it was a truly awesome and enlightening experience.

Since then, and under the influence of video resources such as this dvd by Aaron Plunkett, I became competent enough to play jigs at Irish sessions which included distinguished players such as Mary Bergin and Kevin Henry—who later in the crowded pub, gave me a smile and a hearty "the bones player!" which really made my day.

You Get a Complete Workout
This video is chock-full of exercises that give you a complete bone playing workout. If you are looking for serious musical bones training that puts you through all the paces, then this video is for you.

Order this Hard-to-find Video Now
Bones From the Beginning is a prominent, yet extremely hard-to-find tutorial video. It rarely, if ever, shows up on eBay. Like most items here at Bone Dry Musical Instrument Co., this is a cottage industry product, so you won't find it at Blockbuster (or the library). The dvd was acquired directly from Aaron Plunkett, the person who produced it. Production could stop at any time of course, so order now while this important training tutorial is still available.

Why Choose this Video?
If you want the world's most in-depth video instruction on how to play Irish jigs and reels in Aaron's unique 2-hand American style (plus examples of many rhythms you can play from around the globe), then this dvd is for you.

Look what's on the dvd menu:

1. Sailing Bones
2. Beginning Basics
3. Finger Positions
4. Holding First Bones
5. Forearm & Hand Motion
6. Beginning Lessons
7. Triplets
8. Tap + Triplet
9. Review
10. Say It You Can Play It
11. Woodpecker Interlude
12. Intermediate Lessons
13. Styles of Jig
14. Jig Music Sample
15. Ready for the Band
16. Horse Canter Interlude
17. Celtic Eagle
18. Advanced Lessons
19. Reel music Example
20. Fast & Slow Triplets
21. Hornpipe/Jig Music Sample
22. Jig Rhythms
23. Polka Rhythms
24. Cross-Cultural Music
25. Africa
26. Spain/Flemenco
27. Cuban Clave
28. Balkan & Indian
29. Polyrhythms
30. Irish Dancer & Drum/Bodhran
31. Closing
32. Bones Sailing
Features
  • Media Type: Video dvd. Watch disc on dvd player or your computer.
  • Includes Liner notes: Makes it easy to follow along.
  • Basics Through Advanced Lessons: Perfect for all skill levels.
  • Durable Plastic Case: Protects your dvd.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Playing the bones July 29, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Franklin, NC  
I really like this Video, DVD by Aaron Plunkett. It has different exercises to work your way up to playing the bones. 1st part is on beginning steps and practice.
Second part is more advanced - adding steps to what has already been learned. 3td. is the advanced section - working with more types of rhythms and different
types of music. I would recommend this to anyone who would enjoy this type of instruction - step by step as you improve your skills.

Sincerely, R. Sheehan

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