Innovative. Exotic. Eccentric. Bold. There aren’t enough words in existence to describe the improvisational brilliance of Brazilian drums. It’s built out of an ever-evolving, eccentric, exotic array of percussive instruments. Over generations, they’ve been freely and easily borrowed from Africa, Europe, and Brazil’s indigenous peoples. Perhaps you’re anxious to learn but are unable to dedicate your life to studying local musicians in the backstreet bars of Bahia, the clubs in downtown Sao Paulo and the chaotically colourful avenidas of Rio at carnival time. With vast regions and 26 states all contributing uniquely to the country’s national groove it may seem overwhelming to digest all of the rhythmic nuances and subtle techniques needed to complete your Brazilian beats repertoire.
Capturing This Unique Sound Requires Expert Guidance
With Cyro Zuzi you’re safe in the hands of a man with a back-catalogue which began with thrash metal, then took a radical turn into five years’ study with one of Brazil’s grand masters of drumming, Douglas Las Casas, and then embraced jazz, bebop and swing.
Cyro has an insatiable appetite for exploring, absorbing, and integrating rhythms from around the world into his ever-expanding repertoire of skills. But it’s to his Brazilian roots in Samba, Bossa Nova and Forro that he most fondly and frequently returns.
As director of the “Bish Bash Bosh” percussion school he maintains a constant connection to the rhythms that gave birth to the drumkit style for which he’s so famed, the world over. Don’t miss the chance to work with a true master of the art.
The Brazilian drumkit incorporates the Pandeiro, the Caixa, the Agogo, the Tamborim, the Repinique, the Ganza and the Surdo. It can seem overwhelming – even to the most hardened adventurers in the world of world music. But let Cyro introduce to the tools of his trade and talk you through the carefully notated slo-mo basics, and suddenly it’ll all begin to click. And when that happens, it doesn’t matter what piece of kit, what technique, or what name it goes under, you’ll find yourself fully fluent in the drumkit’s language.
Next up – let Cyro show you how to add a personal twist to create startling new beats that neither you – nor anyone else – has ever experienced before.
….. the Samba Batucada snare, cross-stick method in under an hour.
….. to enhance your sound with the iconic Bossa Nova brush technique.
….. the rich percussion ancestry of popular Brazilian drum kit rhythms.
….. split screen, multi-limb views and close-up angles for easy learning.
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You don’t need to fly to Rio to authentically master the Brazilian drum kit. Learn Samba, Bossa Nova, Forro, and more unique Brazilian styles in this in-depth 1.5-hour course.
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Watch November’s masterclass and Q&A, then join the next session live and receive immediate feedback and answers from Cyro Zuzi.
Put your new techniques into practice and Jam on recordings by the World Music Method tutors over different Brazilian grooves.
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