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GUEST,ME bodhrans in sessions (126* d) RE: bodhrans in sessions 24 Apr 07

Like many other percussion instruments bodhrans are seen by some as a quick "entry" into a social/musical scene - an instant sense of belonging (although not always acceptance).
Many people who take up percussion can't carry a tune (generalising), can't recognise a time signature, and overlook the fact that percussion instruments can be just as sensitive, dynamic, exciting and soulful as any other instrument.
A bodhran (or any other percussion) in the right hands is a wonderful thing and most welcome. However . . . I know some who actually make a spectacle (or whatever the aural equivalent is) of themselves and are totally oblivious to the fact that they can't play 'em and are actually annoying others and, therefore, creating an "atmosphere", reducing enjoyment of players and spectators alike and disrupting a good session.

(that last sentence reads like the literary equivalent of a bad bodhran player but I can't be bothered changing it - you'll get my drift)

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