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Description

A member of the band explains the roles of some common instruments used in samba music, including tamborim, repinique, surdo and agogo bells. The group then demonstrates how vocal sounds can be used to learn new rhythms. A range of musical extracts are used including a performing from the Schools' Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.
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12 May 1999

Classroom Ideas

Students could take a percussion instrument and find a way to vocalise the sound it makes, as modelled by the students in the clip. This can form the basis for small group collaborative composition, where the students first of all add their parts using vocal sounds before transferring to instruments.

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