Introduction to Samba

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In Introduction to Samba you will learn about:

  • The origins of Samba
  • The instruments used – surdo, tambourim, timba, repinique, caixa, ganza, agogo bells
  • Call and response – following the repinique player
  • Main groove – the different rhythms each group of instruments should be playing
  • The signals used to indicate to which group of instruments should be playing, when to start and stop, getting louder/getting quieter, ending the piece

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