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#1 - THE THREE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE SAMBA GROOVE

In this video I talk about the three essential rhythmic elements of samba that are derived from the percussion instruments, elements that synthesize that groove. Understanding those elements and practicing how to sing and articulate will improve your rhythm feel when playing samba in an amazing way.

#2 - 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.