A Modern Approach to Pandeiro

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  • basic sounds
  • instrument history
  • wide selection of styles
  • technique section
  • PDF booklet
English with subtitles in German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, French and Italian
Learn how to master one of the most fascinating drum.

Marcus Santos delivers a stunning presentation of the instrument, its history, and the way to play it.
This DVD covers the traditional way of playing the pandeiro in popular music and also the modern approach that makes the pandeiro sound like a small drum set!
This course teaches traditional styles like samba enredo, baião, maracatu, partido alto, marcha, frevo, samba-reggae and contemporary styles like funk, cha-cha-cha, drum n’ bass and odd meters.

A vital introduction to the Brazilian pandeiro, the instrument at the core of ALL Brazilian rhythms.

This DVD series delivers all you need to learn how to play the pandeiro. Slow motion close ups together with a detailed explanation and a score [available also as PDF] will cover all the possible aspects of your learning experience.
Marcus' solos will show you his incredible talent but also give you a glimpse on the endless possibility of the instrument.
See it for yourself!

A Modern Approach to Pandeiro will help you with:
  • obtaining the best sound
  • incorporating traditional & modern techniques in your playing
  • developing your own vocabulary of grooves
Marcus Santos
is a native of the city of Salvador in Bahia, Brazil.
After studying music at Universidade Federal da Bahia, Marcus was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, where he completed with honors the Bachelor's of Arts degree program. He has being using innovative methods to help his students understand and learn Brazilian Music.
Copyright © 2007 Marcus Santos. Concept+Design by PlayPandeiro.