Introduction to Brazilian Drumming

Categories: Drums, Genres & Styles
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In 20 lessons, Jason will teach you all about Brazilian Drumming. Jason will explain the difference between Samba and Bossa Nova and how they work together. Jason will also teach you numerous drum patterns between the two styles that will lead up to learning how to improvise in a musical way.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Learn the history of Bossa Nova and Samba and its various uses of percussion instruments.
  • Understanding the importance of all the key drum patterns in order to play the genre fluently.
  • Learn the importance of improvisation.
  • Understanding how to put Samba and Bossa Nova all together.

Course Content

Intro to Bossa Nova
Jason shows you the various rhythms, roles and techniques in Brazilian percussion and discusses the history of Bossa Nova.

  • Brazilian Percussion: The Surdo and the Tamborim
    06:32
  • Brazilian Percussion: The Agogo, Cabasa, and Shakers
    06:13
  • History of Bossa Nova
    04:40

Bossa Nova Patterns
Jason shows you how to play multiple Bossa Nova patterns, improvisation, and how to put it all together on the drum set.

Intro to Samba
Jason shows you the various rhythms, roles and techniques and discusses the history of Samba.

Samba Patterns
Jason shows you how to play multiple Samba patterns, improvisation, and how to put it all together on the drum set.

Combining Samba and Bossa Nova
Jason demonstrates how to combine Samba and Bossa Nova.

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