Afro-Brazilian Rhythms

This video is also about culture. You will know how Brazil has come up with the name SAMBA.
In this video you will know how to distinguish some of the samba's modalities such as the traditional and batucada. You'll get to know a bit of Olodum's music which takes as base the samba reggae and maracatú (rhythm from Pernambuco, Brazil) rhythms.


Afro-Cuban Influence

The Afro-Cuban rhythm goes around a clave. Its 6/8 pattern is probably one of the most versatile grooves ever. This rhythm provides you a great freedom of feeling it. Songo revolutionized the Afro-Cuban music when the drum kit was introduced to it.
Before it only traditional percussion drums were used to play this rhythm.

This video also includes the rhytms called Chamamé and Baião.

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The 40 Rudiments

The 40 rudiments are essential for any drummer or percussionist willing to enter in an university of music, orchestra, militarily band, pop or big bands. To know all these rudiments is also necessary to get a professional music license in Brazil. 

Important music schools approach in depth the 40 rudiments. As the Instituto de Bateria Vera Figueiredo does. This video also includes three more paradiddles : reverse, inward and outward paradiddles which are mainly and very useful for drummers. Booklet included.

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The Ultimate Drummers Weekend

2003 TUDW DVD (Australian drum fest) featuring Vera Figueiredo, John Blackwell JNR, Thomas Lang, Jimmy DeGrasso, Andrew Gander, King Marong, Pete Drummond, Gustavo Meli, Alex Deegan, Gleen Cannon band, Jason Heerah, Dave Matthews, Bang, Rumberos, Chris Brien and Safara.

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