The Bodhrán - a Traditional Irish Frame Drum Made Easy

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Introduction: The Bodhrán - a Traditional Irish Frame Drum Made Easy

About: I like playing the guitar and other musical instruments. I also enjoy building things and outdoor stuff(Scouts....yeah). Instructables seems like a good place to start....

More about the bodhran: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhr%C3%A1n

Here in Singapore, the bodhran is a very 'unknown' instrument to many. But for some reason I stumbled upon it and like how it is being played.

Unfortunately, buying one may burn a hole in my wallet.

So I decided to make one without traditional wood or goatskin (those would also cost a lot)
Check out the link. I used it to make my bodhran. 

I used some baking thingy for the body (it's metal and shiny! looks like a snare)
Drum head using tape : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-COHNyFTOnc 

I think the bodhran I made is too small to be a bodhran, but makes a relatively good sound. I encourage you to try this project as it only takes a short time to make and it is fun.

Thanks for reading.

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    This kind of instrument make some to think than making your own Bodhran is not only interesting but it can arose your creativity and inclination to use traditional instrument. -http://www.thebodhranmaker.com/