Samba is one of Andy Gleadhill's growing range of class instrumental teaching guides.
This Samba guide has been written to help non-specialists introduce Samba playing to whole class as well as smaller groups. As with all Andy's teaching guides, this is based on years of teaching experience and is highly practical and down to earth. It assumes no prior knowledge of the Samba style and you don't even need to be able to read music to teach it effectively.
The guide contains a series of lesson plans which take you and the class through from scratch to your first performance in just 8 weeks. Samba Batacuda is the traditional music of the Brazilian carnivals. This book is ideal for setting up your own Samba Band. You can download the ten Samba tunes, professionally recorded and played by school children using instruments available from Drums for Schools.
Chapters include What is a Samba? The Instruments of Samba The Layout of the Band Basic Playing Techniques Musical Notation Elements of Music Warm up exercises Call and response The Clave Explained Teaching and Learning Notes for 10 Weekly Lessons Creating a Performance Ten Tunes.