Brazilian Percussion Accessories / Acessórios - Books
Batuque é Um Privilégio - Oscar Bolao
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Price: £50.00

Batuque é Um Privilégio - Oscar Bolao

This book studies the history and genres of popular music developed in Rio de Janeiro, such as - samba, maxixe, choro and marchinha. The book examines the instruments used in samba schools, their characteristics and applications in different styles.

Accompanying CD with examples.
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In the Heart of Rio's Baterias - DVD & Booklet
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Price: £40.00

2 films on one DVD plus a booklet - Very highly recommended!

The documentary film was shot during the 2001 carnival in Rio, including bateria rehearsals at the Imperatriz, Mangueira, Portela and Viradouro samba schools. Also features footage of preparations for carnival, a visit to the Artcelsior workshop and the parade in the Sambodrome, in the heart of the baterias.

The tutorial method film features Jean-Christophe Jacquin who presents the phrases and techniques of percussion played by the baterias in the Rio carnival parade. Each of the instruments of the samba schools are studied in detail ie: surdos, caixa, repinique, tamborim, agogos, chocalhos. Each instrument is played alone, at normal, slow speed and with the rest of the bateria.

The booklet includes notation, extra variations, a brief history of samba and many photos and illustrations.
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