I enjoy teaching music and sharing tips and techniques for playing drums and percussion. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced drummer, I hope you find these free video lessons useful and fun.

12 Samba Rhythms for Repique

Twelve different rhythms for the repique that can be used as samba grooves or improvisations.

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Caixa em Cima

An overview of my technique for playing samba on caixa em cima (caixa above, played holding the drum).

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Salgueiro Tamborim Desenho 2019

Here is a transcription of the the tamborim desenho for Salgueiro’s 2019 samba enredo. Used in the video: Ivsom Steel tamborimJapa tamborim baqueta Available from www.ViradaDrums.com Salgueiro Tamborim Desenho 2019 PDFDownload

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Samba Rhythms for Pandeiro

An overview of the three most important families of samba rhythms for pandeiro.

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Tamborim Lesson – Carreteiro

The “carreteiro” rhythm is the most important rhythm for tamborim in a samba school bateria. Here’s a lesson on my technique and approach, and some exercises that will be helpful in learning this rhythm, improving tone and rhythm, and building speed. Let me know in the comments if you have questions and sign up for […]

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