Lesson Download: How To Play Chocalho

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How To Play Chocalho

0:30 Basic samba pattern demo
0:55 Progression of patterns demo
1:50 breakdown/instruction of each pattern in the progression
3:48 Breakdown of basic samba pattern
5:30 Demo of basic samba with and without swing

How to play Chocalho
Skill level: all levels
Prerequisites: none needed

Supercharge your samba with the Chocalho, the powerful shaker of Brazilian batucada and samba baterias.

The chocalho is like a metal tambourine on steroids. It's traditionally played in Rio style batucada or samba drumming, where its driving sound can easily cut through a large ensemble. Every samba school should have at least one chocalho player!

In this video, you'll learn the basic samba ride, plus a progressive series of patterns designed to build your skills from the ground up. This video has everything you need to get started on chocalho. Enjoy!

Run Time: 16:35

This video is instructed by Noah Mosgofian.
Noah is a professional percussionist for hire, specializing in Cuban, Brazilian and African music based in Austin,TX.


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