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Issue 51: Samba in Church

A few Sundays ago,  I took my junk samba kit into church. I had planned to just set it up outside and have a bit of a bash before the service began, but the musicians inside heard the racket, sorry, … Continue reading

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Issue 27: Update on the first short samba course

Way back in September, I wrote an outline of a six-week samba “taster” course. Several months passed while the school sorted out all the administration around acquiring the samba kit, so the first course didn’t happen until this term. I … Continue reading

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Issue 25: Drumkit Samba

This is a simple rhythm to teach, and surprisingly effective. If you don’t have a set of samba instruments, try it anyway; just substitute other percussion. The rhythm patterns repeat over 8 counts; Surdo (bass drums) plays on beats 1, 5 … Continue reading

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Issue 21: Review of the Short Samba Course-first two sessions

I have expanded the course that I sketched out  back in issue 11 to include various warm ups to reinforce a good sense of pulse. This has proved to be a very good idea! The game that I chose to use … Continue reading

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