Samba and Calypso
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A repeated rhythm. Used in Samba frequently.
A common rhythm used in Latin American music.
Rhythms and melodies where the off beats are accented.
Call & Response
A main feature of Samba, the leader will play a phrase and the rest of the ensemble will reply to it.
A large drum used in Samba. Produces a low bass sound.
The lead drum in Samba. The group leader plays phrases on this.
A bell type instrument hit with a stick.
A small handheld drum in Samba that produces a tight, mid pitched sound.
A shaker instrument used in Samba
The name of the whistle used by the Samba leader to direct the performance.
A snare drum used in Samba.
A technique used when playing steel pans whereby the player alternates between two notes continuously to produce a rolling note effect.
The main percussion instrument in Calypso. These are made from oil drums and come in a range of sizes to produce different pitches.
Tonic to dominant
A common way of playing a bass line in Calypso music.