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 common samba rhythm for caixa em cima, as played by Salgueiro, Tijuca, Beija Flor, Grande Rio, Estacio, and many other samba schools in Rio.

I learned a lot about this technique and rhythm from Mestre Marcão of Salgueiro. Watch him play caixa here: http://youtu.be/uWjIYJilUNM

If you have questions or if you found this useful, please leave a comment below.
If you are interested in purchasing a caixa, check out these drums!

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Caixa em Cima Lesson Downloads

Caixa em Cima Lesson Downloads


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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 common samba rhythm for caixa em cima, as played by Salgueiro, Tijuca, Beija Flor, Grande Rio, Estacio, and many other samba schools in Rio.

I learned a lot about this technique and rhythm from Mestre Marcão of Salgueiro. Watch him play caixa here: http://youtu.be/uWjIYJilUNM

If you have questions or if you found this useful, please leave a comment below.

Please subscribe to my Youtube channel for more video lessons.

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The Brazilian Beat Podcast

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

Listen to the episode

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Brazilian samba drums for sale

Some drums for sale!

Please contact me if you have questions or are looking for something in particular.  I’ll be ordering more drums soon.  Carl

UPDATE: STILL REMAINING:

Large surdo mallets Wooden handles-$15

 

O Profissional 10″ choro pandeiro – $200

wood frame, skin head, brass jingles

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O Profissional 10″ choro pandeiro –  $200

wood frame, skin head, brass jingles with adjustable screw (opens and closes the jingles)
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O Profissional 6″ wooden tamborim with skin head, six lugs – $50

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Artcelsior 6″ six-lug tamborim – $50

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Macapart straps for caixa, repique, surdo – $35

One white, one blue/white strap available.

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Belt buckle straps for caixa, repique, surdo – $10

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SOLD:

Ivsom 12″ caixa – $140IMG_6242

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Artcelsior 12″ caixa – $125

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Artcelsior 11″ repique de mao – $80

Artcelsior 12″ six lug skin head rebolo (tan tan) – $140

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Artcelsior three-spring reco-reco – $70

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New Drums!

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 interested in acquiring drums from Rio, please contact me! I have a few for sale.

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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.

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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.

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Thanks!

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Online Video Percussion Courses Coming Soon!

Coming soon…

Video Courses on special percussion topics.

Multiple sequenced video lessons, play-along tracks, notation pdfs, all available for download and streaming.

 

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Concerts with Derek Wright May 7-8

Concerts with Derek Wright May 7-8

I’m looking forward to playing some creative improvisational  world fusion music with Derek Wright this week!

Thursday: Concert in Denver with special guest dancers

Friday: House concert in Boulder

Derek Wright‘s music (www.derekwrightmusic.com) expresses a wide range of influences and reflects his diverse upbringing and training. Growing up in New Orleans playing jazz bass, falling in love with and studying music and dance from the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, intensely studying North Indian classical music for 10 years at the Ali Akbar College of Music (www.aacm.org), learning, playing and teaching Brazilian music for nearly 20 years, and accompanying numerous dance performances and classes, have all shaped Derek’s sound and style. Quiet, contemplative improvisations transform into complex and driving rhythms. Beautiful and soulful melodies on the oud or saz (stringed instruments from the Middle East) fly over powerful drums from Pernambuco, Brazil. Come on a unique journey to explore a vast landscape of feelings, dynamics, energies and sounds. Derek will be joined by on pandeiro, congas, cajon, and multi-percussion by Boulder-based multi-percussion wizard Carl Dixon, percussionist of Ginga and musical director of the Boulder Samba School and Batería Alegría. The two met and established their musical and improvisational connection as dance accompanists at California Brazil Camp.

 

Thursday, May 7
Inspire Life Studios
938 W 8th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
Call: 303.600.8543
www.inspirelifestudio.com
www.facebook.com/events/456614161155773

Doors at 7:30
Performance at 8:00
$10

Friday, May 8
330 S. 39th st., Boulder
Hosted by Dan and Diane’s Concerts
RSVP with Dan at dhf2000@comcast.net or calling/texting 303.866.9887

www.facebook.com/events/1463234767301176
7pm Potluck/Social hour (bring a dish to share)
8pm Concert
$10, $8 for students/seniors

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