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Starting Up A band ?

If you would like to start a Samba percussion Group or indeed any kind of Percussion Group and you don't know how to go about it see our Start Up page.

 

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Surdo is the Brasilian name given to the large bass drums in Samba. You will find different styles for different regions. In the Rio style of Batucada

The bottom line is Marcacao, the largest size drum, which plays on the beats of two and four (in 4/4 time)

The top line is Resposta which plays on the beats of one and three (in 4/4 time)

The middle line is Cortador (Cutting) which plays a syncopated rhythm between the other two.

Samba Batucada features three Surdo parts:-

 

Samba Reggae can feature three parts (or more, or less):-


If you would like to start a Samba percussion Group or indeed any kind of Percussion Group and you don't know how to go about it see our Start Up page.

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