The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Brazilian Percussion Workshop

An introduction to Brazilian rhythms in the tradition of the Rio de Janeiro samba schools. No prior drumming experience is required. Students learn to work with specific rhythms like samba, partido alto, afoxe, maracatu, baião, samba reggae, etc. They also learn to play surdo, tamborim, agogo, repinique, chocalho, caixa. We apply some of the percussion patterns to the drum set. Final enrollment is at the discretion of the instructor. 2 credits

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