NEW: "the Berimbau" with DVD+CD/German, English, Portuguese
...Looking back on the vast practical experience I have been able to gather finally motivated me to write a book on this topic, addressing capoeira dancers, beginners, enthusiasts and percussion- ists alike.
This book wants to make the reader aware of how this instrument can be used at various occasions: for making music at home, for accompanying dance classes, for playing in rodas de capoeira or as a solo instrument on stage.
Mastering the berimbau is not an easy task to accomplish. Nevertheless, a strong will and stamina will make you reach this goal. And now: Have fun and enjoy the berimbau!
Contents: Posture, technique, exercises, accompaniment / Traditional Toques und variations / Toques and songs / Brazilian and pop rhytms for berimbau / Traditional toques in odd meters / Toques for 3 berimbaus / Compositions for berimbau and additional instruments.
Contents: Chôro accompaniment (Standard pattern, Maxixe, Polca, Valsa) / Samba types (Samba Canção, Samba, Samba Partido-Alto, Samba de Roda, Calango) / Rhythms from northeast of Brazil (Côco, Frevo, Xote, Capoeira accompaniment) / Rhythms adaptated for pandeiro (Baião, Forró, Barravento, Reggae, Samba da Bahia, Maracatu, Ijexá, Congo) / Modern rhythms (Samba-Funk, Funk, Drum’n’bass, Trip-Hop) / Odd rhythms (Chôro accompaniment, Samba, Côco, Frevo, Samba da Bahia, Maracatu, Funk, Barravento) / Pandeiro and voice (bell with voice, folk songs) / Duos, trios and quartets for pandeiro and small percussion instruments (agogo, tamborim, triangel)
Excerpt from preface:
Considering the fact that the drumset is a percussion instrument by means of which you can create a great variety of sounds, the pandeiro is the instrument which comes closest to it: Its jingles are comparable to the hi-hat, the low-sounding thumb stroke on the pandeiro can be compared to the bass drum and the slap to the sound of snare drum. All tones and frequencies produced by the pandeiro put together make up a colorful bouquet of sounds.
The concept underlying this new method book - my third one after "Brazilin Percussion" and "Brazilian Conga", both also published by Advance Music - aims at all levels of students, from beginners to pros. Similar to my book on the Brazilian Conga, "Brazilian Pandeiro" presents traditional rhythms for the pandeiro, rhythms that were originally not played on the pandeiro but have especially been adapted to this instrument, modern rhythms, odd rhythms as well as short compositions for pandeiro, triangle, agogo and tamborim.
Due to the fact that the human voice and the pandeiro are closely coupled with each other in Brazilian music, I have dedicated an entire chapter of this book to the combined use of pandeiro and vocals. I personally think that this part of the book will prove very helpful and important for the development of each percussionist's coordination and independence.
de Caboclo /Congo /Ijexá / Barravento /Tambor de
Crioula, Jongo, Batuque Paulista, Carimbó, Samba
de Roda, Bandas de Congo, Toques of Maculelê and
Capoeira /Rhythms and stiles adapted to the Conga –
Samba Partido-Alto, Opanijé, Calango, Baião,
Xote, Frevo, Maracatu de Baque Virado and Samba Reggae
/Timbau in the Blocos Afro – Intros and Grooves
/"Modern" rhythms – Samba-Funk, Drum'n'bass,
Funk (US & Rio de Janeiro), Trip-Hop /Odd rhythms
/Coordination exercises for 2 and 3 Congas / Duets and
Quartets for Congas with Agogô and Surdo accompaniment
Excerpt from preface:
This instructional book, which is designed for beginners
as well as for professionals, does not only present traditional
rhythms to be played on the Brazilian atabaque and its
related instruments (Candongueiro, Tambú, Crivador,
Timbau etc.) but also "modern" rhythms such
as funk, trip-hop and other popular music rhythms which
are presently en vogue in Brazilian music.
Furthermore, you will find versions for one, two or three
congas (played by one single musician), various duets
(sometimes with other instruments such as the Surdo and
Agogô as accompanying instruments) and chapters
on independent exercises and odd rhythms.
To simplify the understanding of the rhythms and the
exercises, a CD is included
Schools in Rio de Janeiro/ Samba-Reggae in Bahia/ Maracatu
de Baque Virado in Pernambuco/ Rhythms for Atabaque/ Berimbau
rhythms (toques)/ Rhythms from the Northeast/ Bumba-meu-boi
in Maranhão/ Exercises for Coordination and Independence,
Excerpt from preface:
This book on Brazilian percussion presents a selection
of my current research based on experience in the
field as well as study of the literature. It gives insight
into the rich musical and cultural history of the Brazilian
people and also reflects my personal and professional
experience over many years as a percussionist . . .
Most of the rhythms introduced here are so-called Afro-Brazilian
rhythms (Chapters 15). They developed exclusively
in Brazil, while maintaining their strong African roots.
The other rhythms (Chapters 6 and 7) have clear European
origins, yet are strongly imbued with unmistakable African
elements . . .
The teaching method has 141 pages and many photographs.
Press review to "BRAZILIAN CONGA"
"An extraordinary book dedicated to the rich fund
of a traditional drum, linking the ethnological context
to the world of modern music ... High standard, competent,
Press review to "BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION"
"This teaching method was written with love for detail
and accuracy . . . To be strongly recommended, not only
for the directors but also for the players in samba groups." Percussion Newsletter
book gives broad information on the subject, without
being too specific . . . Those, who are interested in
authentic Brazilian percussion, will learn a lot of
interesting things." Drums and Percussion
"'Brazilian Percussion' is a serious textbook
filled with concentrated contents which in a very practical
way stimulate the appetite for the diversity of the
essential styles of the Afro-Brazilian groove culture.
Very recommendable." Sticks