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Caixa em Cima Lesson

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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12 Samba Rhythms for Repique

12 Samba Rhythms for Repique

  Here are twelve different rhythms for the repique that can be used as grooves or improvisations. Download the free PDF. Share the video if you like it, and leave questions in the video comments if you have them!

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Samba Rhythms for Pandeiro Course Preview

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Full course coming soon! This episode is an overview of the three most important families of samba rhythms for pandeiro. The next episodes will cover some important techniques and will breakdown each rhythm. Please sign up for my email list for

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