Recordings of batucadas by different samba schools with a very useful feature: you can turn on and off any of the instruments. So it's very easy to see how the whole ensemble is built. It's part of a web site related to the project Ritmos e Batucadas.
Type of Material:
Interactive sound recordings/demonstrations.
Classroom and individual use.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Learn how the rhythmic ensemble is built from different rhythmic patters.
Develop ear training by transcribing the rhythmic patterns.
As a music appreciation tool for beginners.
Target Student Population:
Students studying World Music.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Advanced students can use it to study Brazilian music, batucadas, transcribing, etc., but It can be useful even without any specific knowledge as a music appreciation resource.
Sound recording are of a good quality both technically and musically. The ability to turn on and off any instruments is very useful to understand the interaction between all instruments.
Music notation transcriptions of the batucadas, images and descriptions of the instruments would be a great addition to this web site.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Very effective in showing the relation between multiple and complex rhythmic patterns with real music using multiple percussion instruments.
Music notation transcriptions, description and images of the instruments would make this resource much more effective.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is in Portuguese, but one can quickly figure out how to use it. There are five composition available on the home page, and you simply click one of these to load it.
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