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Yearly Archives: 2017

Caixa em Cima Lesson

This lesson is an overview of my technique for playing samba on caixa em cima (caixa above, played holding the drum). It includes some exercises to develop good sound and rhythm in both hands and get started playing the most

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The Brazilian Beat Podcast

I was a guest on The Brazilian Beat Podcast! We had a great talk about samba, Rio, Batería Alegría, Ginga, Colorado Brazil Fest, and more! Be sure to subscribe and check out other past episodes with some of my teachers and friends! Listen to

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Updated: Brazilian samba drums for sale

Some drums from Brazil for sale! Please contact me if you have questions or are looking for something in particular.  I’ll be ordering more drums soon.  Carl   Complete item list   Large (for surdo 1+2) and small surdo (for

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New Drums!

I got some great new drums from Rio and put together a quick batucada demo! In the video: Ivsom caixa, 16″ repique mor, and frigideira King surdo O Profissional 11″ pandeiro Atabaque by Tiäo Agogo by Edgar If you are

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