Samba Duro on Timbal (or djembe)

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 Samba Duro for Timbal (or Djembe)

Instructor: Noah Mosgofian

Skill level: intermediate - This video follows up on the Basic Samba for Timbal lesson. We recommend you take the two lessons in series.
Run Time: 11:38
Drum(s) needed:  timbal, djembe, or ashiko
Continue your timbal journey with Samba Duro, a fast-paced street samba style known for high energy. Building upon the basic samba pattern, you'll learn 3 simple variations then use those variations as building blocks for the more advanced Samba Duro rhythm. The instruction is slow and thorough, and it includes on screen transcriptions, detailed explanations, and over-the-shoulder camera angles.
  • Front view and over-the-shoulder camera angles
  • Step-by-step instruction with detailed breakdowns of each pattern
  • On-screen transcriptions

Recommended lessons to prepare for Samba Duro on Timbal:    Basic Samba for Timbal    Hand Drum Technique

About the Timbal: Created in Bahia, Brazil, the Timbal (pronounced chim-bao) is Brazil's answer to the djembe. Its explosive sounds, light weight and energizing rhythms have made it a popular addition to the samba lineup.

This video is instructed by Noah Mosgofian.
Noah Mosgofian's career includes 6 years with the international percussion sensation STOMP, tours with Lost at Last, Del Castillo, Atash, and scores of other award-winning bands and drum/dance companies playing samba, salsa, afro-beat, funk, and more. He has taught thousands of students in the US and abroad, including composing, arranging, and teaching for Austin Samba, one of the biggest samba schools anywhere outside of Brazil. Noah’s teachers include the top names in many disciplines: Mamady Keita, “Changuito” Quintana, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, C.K. Ladzekpo, and Fara Tolno. Visit his website at


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