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WELCOME  TO  THE
BRAZILIAN RHYTHM WORKSHOP

An educational platform that provides a clear, organiz​ed, and gradual path for you to express yourself creatively, authentically, and freely within Brazil's rich and vibrant musical language.


 

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Brazilian Rhythm Workshop  is a platform created to help you in the path of learning how to play Brazilian music. The goal is to provide you pratical instructions, concepts, and ideas that will improve your playing and understanding of Brazil's different music genres.

Samuel Martinelli, creator of this platform, is a drummer based in NYC with a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies by City University of New York - Queens College. He has shared the stage and studio with great names in Brazilian music and jazz, names like Claudio RoditiAlcione, Hendrik Meurkens, Marcus McLaurine, Ken Peplowski, Russell Malone, Kenia, Itaiguara Brandão, Helio Alves, to name a few.

No matter if you are just starting or have been playing Brazilian music for some time, here you will find all the material and support to learn how to play freely and authentically  - and it all starts with the rhythm.



learn more about Samuel Martinelli

​​​​​​​​" Samuel Martinelli is one of the most talented musicians to come out of Brazil in recent times. His taste playing drums is impeccable, either playing Brazilian music or American jazz."

Claudio Roditi (Multi Grammy-nominated / Dizzy Gillespie / Paquito D'Rivera / McCoy Tyner)

"... a master drummer and an extraordinary musician."​​​
 

Dennis Mackrel ( Count Basie / Village Vanguard Orchestra / Hank Jones / Queens College Faculty)

"Samuel is one of the up and coming young musicians/composers on the New York scene ... he has a very bright future ahead.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"​​

Marcus McLaurine (Clark Terry / Count Basie Big Band / William Paterson University Faculty)

Latest Lesson

How To Expand Your Rhythm Vocabulary

One of the most effective ways to expand you rhythm vocabulary in Brazilian music is to learn Choro melodies and rhythms, with the proper articulation, and incorporate to your playing. Using the concept of singing and clapping those rhythms, you will internalize those rhythms faster, with the advantage of being applicable to any instrument. On this video, I show step-by-step how you can do that, with a historic view of Choro, Brazil's first independent music, was born in Rio de Janeiro.

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