The Samba Method DVD Tutor Heart of Rio's Baterias. Tutor & documentary on the playing & teaching of Rio Samba.
This DVD introducing the Samba Method presents phrases and techniques of the percussion played by the baterias in the samba schools during the Rio carnival parades.
The instruments of the "batacudas", surdos, snares, repenique, tamborim, agogos and chocalhos are all studied in detail, and are played on their own and with the rest of the orchestra at different tempi.
The DVD also contains a documentary film showing the bateria rehearsals and preparations for the Rio carnival in 2001.
The accompanying book includes scores, phrases, variations and polyrhythmic arrangements of material used in the DVD, and also contains a history, glossary and photographs of the subject.