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Brazilian Rhythms for the Jazz Drummer: Beyond Bossa and Samba

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Monday, February 15th

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Pedrinho Augusto

  • Masters in Contemporary Performance at Berklee College of Music
  • Masters in Jazz Performance at University of Louisville
  • Bachelor in Music Education at Universidade de Brasília – Brazil
  • 20+ Years Playing Drums
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Description:
The Brazilian Rhythms for the Jazz Drummer: beyond Bossa and Samba its especially developed to introduce and provide the tools for the drummer to incorporate four Brazilian Rhythms to her/his playing. The information and tools delivered in the course, if well applied, have the potential to transform your rhythmic awareness, versatility, technique, and musicality for the better.

The course consists in lectures and demonstrations of four Brazilian Rhythms from scratch: Ijexá, Baião, Xote and Frevo; different ways to apply all of them musically; and a diverse array of complimentary content about technique, practicing and more. This is going to give you a new toolbox for your Jazz drumming and drumming in general.

Instructor:
Pedrinho Augusto

  • Brazilian
  • Masters in Contemporary Performance at Berklee College of Music
  • Masters in Jazz Performance at University of Louisville
  • Bachelor in Music Education at Universidade de Brasília –

Type of Class:

  • 6 recorded classes (+- 60 min) + 2 Live Zoom meetings classes (90-120min)
  • All Zoom meetings classes will be recorded and archived for those who could not participate live and for those wishing to review.

Target audience:

  • Drummers who play some Brazilian Rhythms in their gigs and want to go further with their drumming and rhythmic knowledge.
  • Beginners on drums wanting to learn new rhythms. Reading music is recommended but not mandatory. The rhythms will be taught from scratch.
  • Any musician, especially rhythm section, interested in learning Brazilian Rhythms beyond Bossa and Samba.

Course length and frequency:

  • Each class will meet weekly for 8 weeks – 3 weeks of recorded classes and then a Zoom Meeting on the 4th week. The schedule repeats from week 5 to 8.
  • Recorded classes will be around an hour long and the Zoom meetings will be between 90 and 120 minutes depending on the amount/complexity of the questions.
  • All Zoom meetings will be recorded and will stay available for one month.

The course will help you to successfully build a foundation that you can use to:

  • Expand your possibilities behind your instrument.
  • Strengthen your knowledge about the Brazilian Music and Culture.
  • Find tunes that are easy to rearrange to be played in one of the rhythms you learned.
  • Apply the grooves, patterns, or language phrases from these Brazilian Rhythms to Straight-eights’ and Swung-eights’ Jazz tunes without rearranging them.
  • Develop your coordination and interdependence on drums to the next level.
  • Be a more versatile musician widening your possibilities of work.

Classes:
For each Rhythm I will present to you:

  • A brief origin and cultural context.
  • Description + audio and video examples
  • The basic patterns for each of the percussion instruments of it’s instrumentation.
  • Different ways to accommodate the original percussion patterns to the drum-set.
  • Exercises to develop the coordination and interdependence required.
  • Groove examples in different levels and tempos.
  • A practicing guide audio to make your practice sessions more effective.
  • Advanced techniques that can be applied on these rhythms.
  • My approach on mixing a drum set with a percussion set for more colorful possibilities.
  • A performance of at least one song showing how the rhythm is applied.
  • Ways of applying the Rhythm over Jazz tunes.
  • PDF with Grooves and Exercises will be provided
  • Supporting content about practicing, advanced techniques and body percussion will be mixed with the classes about the rhythms.

FULL SCHEDULE

  • Class 1 – The Course + The Xote Rhythm
  • Class 2 – The Baião Rhythm + How to be a good student
  • Class 3 – The Ijexá Rhythm + Practice Session
  • Class 4 – Live
  • Class 5 – The Frevo Rhythm + Your sound on the Drum Set
  • Class 6 – Appling the rhythms in the Jazz setting + Body Percussion Practice
  • Class 7 – Advanced Drum Set Techniques applied to the Brazilian Rhythms + My Mix Kit
  • Class 8 – Live