A fun packed day of all things surdo and caixa with J P Courtney, in association with ART BRASIL.
Join us for one or both of these workshops...
Escola de Bateria presents...
Skills Day - Surdo & Caixa
SATURDAY 30 SEPT 2017
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS 12:00-14:30
CAIXA IN THE ATTIC 15:30-18:00
Band Factory, Unit 13 Althorpe St, Leamington Spa, CV31 2AU
Early bird until 8 Sept- One workshop £15 / Both £25
Full price from 9 Sept - One workshop £20 / Both £35
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Participants should provide their own instruments if possible.
Please note that you cannot split a ticket for both workshops between two people. Full terms and conditions here
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS
The bateria is the heart of any samba school and the surdo is the heart of bateria. Understanding how this great instrument works and how you can use it to control the swing and tempo of the bateria is essential for any surdo player. During the workshop we will focus on many aspects of the instrument including patterns for different samba school and blocos, how to parade with the drum, tuning, group playing, musical arrangements and solo phrases. Plus.....how to choose the right surdo for the right occasion, what type of heads to use and questions from participants.
CAIXA IN THE ATTIC
The caixa is the backbone of the baterias of Rio's samba schools and blocos, providing the rhythm for the rest of the instruments to sit on. There are many different samba rhythms and adaptations of other traditional Brazilian rhythms utilised in today's carnival groups for the caixa. In addition to these, time will also be spent on technique, caixa 'em cima' and 'em baixo', different types of accents, buzz strokes, rim shots, group playing and musical arrangements. Plus...how to choose the right caixa, tuning your caixa, what type of heads to use, different rhythms across multiple caixas and more.