Key product features
- Audio download contains examples and play along grooves
- Detailed breakdown on 6 samba rhythms
- Explores samba instruments
- The ultimate guide to beginning your voyage into Samba
- Suitable for classroom use and workshops
This book is primarily an educational resource for teachers and workshop leaders. However it is full of advanced rhythms which are useful to drummers and musicians looking to learn more about Brazilian grooves, playing styles and instrumentation.
Split into 4 sections - this book covers the different samba instruments, rhythms and arrangements, how to deliver a workshop and appendices which contains a teachers' guide, glossary and pages to make your own rhythms.
The audio download contains recordings of each highlighted instruments: ganza, tamborim, agogos, caixa, repinique and surdo reposta.
There are also 6 different samba rhythms broken down into basic and advanced versions, with step by step recorded examples.
Please note: this book was previously supplied with a CD, however the 2021 edition is instead supplied with free access to online downloads from our site..
Based in Liverpool, UK, the BeatLife percussion troupe combine Afro-Brazilian and Cuban grooves with modern urban beats to create an international sound. BeatLife are available for performances and workshops and are committed to providing sustainable access to music for young people across Merseyside. The adult band has played at festivals across the world, including Portugal, Italy, La Reunion, Norway, Turkey and Malawi.
In 2005, the BeatLife workshop team were named Simply the Best- Education at the Toxteth Educational Trust Awards and in both 2005 and 2006 the BeatLife Youth Orchestra was named Best Cultural Group.