In this lesson we will look at some basic samba
patterns. Samba is a Brazilian style, typically played by many
individual percussionists. As with any Latin American style that we
play on the drumkit, the individual parts we play are a replication
of the sounds heard from a Brazilian or Cuban percussion section.
Basically you're using your 4 limbs to do the work of 4 people.
First let's learn the Samba Ostinato Figure played with the feet. This is imitating a Surdo drum part.
From here let's next put the ride cymbal on the top playing 8th notes..
Next let's play a rimtap on beats 2 and 4, the rimtap is imitating a clave sound. Here we have a very basic Samba feel..
Finally, let's add the first tom on beats 4 and 4+. The first tom is imitating a higher pitched surdo drum.
For a 2 bar phrase, bring the 2 tom notes one 8th earlier in the 2nd bar..
|The Son Clave||Songo||Imitating TImbales|
|The Rhumba Clave||Reggae||Cuban Percussion Instruments|
|Basic Samba||Snare Samba - Part 1||Brazilian Percussion Instruments|
|Expanding Latin Beats||Snare Samba - Part 2||African - Bikutsi|