Brazilian Drumming Masterclass

This drum clinic by Isac Jamba is really great. He clearly breaks down several Brazilian rhythms (Samba, Batucada, Bossa Nova, BaiĆ£o) with such an uplifting and inspiring approach.

If you have any interest in playing Brazilian styles, this video is invaluable. Big thanks to Memphis Drum Shop for hosting this and recording it for us all to watch.

Aside from demonstrating his wonderful playing, Isac breaks down the more authentic samba cymbal pattern, which is not the one I learned growing up in the United States. You can find that info at the 14:40 mark. I’ll be shedding this for a long time until I retrain myself and break old habits.

Samba cymbal pattern

Samba cymbal pattern showing the 16th note pattern of 1e-a 2e-a 3e-a 4e-a