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Tamborim

Specifically an instrument played in Rio samba, the tamborim is a small single- headed hand 4" drum that can be struck with a thin stick to produce a sharp timbre. The forefinger is used to muffle the sound from behind the membrane during rhythmic syncopations. The more common stick used is multi-pronged and very flexible. The drum is also turned and hit on an upstroke. In samba schools the tamborins are often placed at the front of the ensemble, and the musicians perform choreographic routines with the instrument as they play.

Agogo

The agogô is a double or triple cone-shaped bell played with a metal or wooden stick. The term is of Yoruba origin, and indeed the agogô is used in many African-Brazilian religious rites.

Chocalho

A chocalho consists of a series of parallel rows of hanging jingles resting on an axle or held together in a metal frame that the player shakes in rhythm. The rhythmical part they play in the ensemble is that of a “continuum”, a constant outflow pattern that underlines all other high-pitched instruments and emphasizes the main beat for others to pick out easily.

 

 


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