The author of this volume is a popular percussionist in the whole of Brazil. The ensembles he regularly works with as a guest musician range from symphony orchestras via samba schools to capoeira bands. The textbook contains numerous exercises for the coordination and independence of the hands as well as patterns for samba, bossa nova, afoxé and many other grooves. On the accompanying DVD, the author demonstrates the notated rhythms and grooves as well as the correct hand posture and beating technique.
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