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Grooves Do Brasil

cool Brazilian rhythms for drumset
Level: Easy to Advanced
Pages: 50
Release Date: 2008
Product ID : TSPB-11
Price: $19.95
Item #: TSPB-11

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Description

Grooves do Brasil (literally Grooves of Brazil) is designed to give drummers a great introduction to the unique flavor of Brazilian music. Renowned drummer Duda Moura introduces each style along with native instrument transcriptions and then shows the reader how to apply these grooves around the drumkit. 


All the examples are clearly notated and demonstrated in real time on the accompanying audio CD by Duda and his band. Each track is presented both with and without the drum part so the student can play along with the band!

This book is the perfect companion for drummers looking to expand their current knowledge of Brazilian drumming and a good starting point for those who simply want to know how to play a bossa nova or a samba.

 

Styles covered include:

  • •Bossa Nova
  • Xote• 
  • Traditional Samba 
  • Samba-Funk
  • Samba-Rock
  • Samba-Reggae
  • Batucada
  • Baião
  • Ijexá
  • Arrasta Pé/Galope
  • •Frevo

 

 

The following performance examples were contributed by the author, Duda Moura:

Example from the Samba-Funk section

 

Example from the Samba section

 

Example from the Ijexá section

Reviews

For those looking for a good way to become familiar with Brazilian popular drumset grooves, this book will be very helpful. It is well organized and very simple and clear in its approach. Eleven different Brazilian grooves are presented:  bossa nova, xote, samba-rock, samba-reggae, samba-funk, ijexa, baiao, arrasta pe/galope, traditional samba, batucada, and frevo. Each groove begins with a short introduction and a presentation of “native percussion voices,” or the foundational rhythms performed on accessory instruments. Also included is a phonetic guide to the name of each of the grooves.

Each groove is written out and corresponds to a track on the CD included with the book. Every track is performed with a full ensemble. After the groove and its variations have been covered, there is a play-along track called, “Okay, now YOU’RE the drummer!” Here is where the student applies the groove to a musical setting. Each track is made up of a short vamp.

This book is very straightforward and easy to understand. Musicians who clearly know the style perform all the tracks very well. This book is an excellent introduction to Brazilian music.

–Tom Morgan
Percussive Notes
Vol. 47, No. 2, April 2009


“Until I received this book, I had been searching for a high quality, informative, practical and instantly applicable book on Brazilian Rhythms for the drum set. "Grooves do Brasil" finally met my criteria and it has become an integral part of my drum set curriculum at MTSU, Vanderbilt University, and UNI.”

Reviewed by Tom Giampietro
Adjunct Professor of Music at MTSU, Vanderbuilt University, and University of Northern Iowa
February 2010

Description

Grooves do Brasil (literally Grooves of Brazil) is designed to give drummers a great introduction to the unique flavor of Brazilian music. Renowned drummer Duda Moura introduces each style along with native instrument transcriptions and then shows the reader how to apply these grooves around the drumkit. 


All the examples are clearly notated and demonstrated in real time on the accompanying audio CD by Duda and his band. Each track is presented both with and without the drum part so the student can play along with the band!

This book is the perfect companion for drummers looking to expand their current knowledge of Brazilian drumming and a good starting point for those who simply want to know how to play a bossa nova or a samba.

 

Styles covered include:

  • •Bossa Nova
  • Xote• 
  • Traditional Samba 
  • Samba-Funk
  • Samba-Rock
  • Samba-Reggae
  • Batucada
  • Baião
  • Ijexá
  • Arrasta Pé/Galope
  • •Frevo

 

 

The following performance examples were contributed by the author, Duda Moura:

Example from the Samba-Funk section

 

Example from the Samba section

 

Example from the Ijexá section

Reviews

For those looking for a good way to become familiar with Brazilian popular drumset grooves, this book will be very helpful. It is well organized and very simple and clear in its approach. Eleven different Brazilian grooves are presented:  bossa nova, xote, samba-rock, samba-reggae, samba-funk, ijexa, baiao, arrasta pe/galope, traditional samba, batucada, and frevo. Each groove begins with a short introduction and a presentation of “native percussion voices,” or the foundational rhythms performed on accessory instruments. Also included is a phonetic guide to the name of each of the grooves.

Each groove is written out and corresponds to a track on the CD included with the book. Every track is performed with a full ensemble. After the groove and its variations have been covered, there is a play-along track called, “Okay, now YOU’RE the drummer!” Here is where the student applies the groove to a musical setting. Each track is made up of a short vamp.

This book is very straightforward and easy to understand. Musicians who clearly know the style perform all the tracks very well. This book is an excellent introduction to Brazilian music.

–Tom Morgan
Percussive Notes
Vol. 47, No. 2, April 2009


“Until I received this book, I had been searching for a high quality, informative, practical and instantly applicable book on Brazilian Rhythms for the drum set. "Grooves do Brasil" finally met my criteria and it has become an integral part of my drum set curriculum at MTSU, Vanderbilt University, and UNI.”

Reviewed by Tom Giampietro
Adjunct Professor of Music at MTSU, Vanderbuilt University, and University of Northern Iowa
February 2010



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