Tag Archive: instruments

Oct 26 2011

How to make berimbau arames

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All you need to make your own arames is: A tire A knife or two Sandpaper A CD of good capoeira music so you can rock out and learn new songs while you make your arames My illustrated, step-by-step guide, covering everything from cutting open the tire to making the loops on the ends I …

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Oct 26 2011

The art of building the berimbau

Meu berimbau istrumento genial Meu berimbau voce é fenomenal Berimbau istrumento de uma corda Toca paz e toca guerra E tambem chora de amor The berimbau is synonym of capoeira; there is no roda without it. Not only its presence makes capoeira different from all other martial arts as the third essential element of any …

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Oct 26 2011

Waldeloir Rego’s “Toques of Capoeira” – 1968

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Translator’s note: This is a chapter from Waldeloir Rego’s 1968 study of capoeira. It’s interesting to read about what the toques were like decades ago! The common toques (rhythms) are Angola, São Bento Grande, São Bento Pequeno, Cavalaria, Iuna, and Benguela. The other toques are just variations of these common ones. According to elderly capoeiristas, …

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Oct 26 2011

Capoeira Instrument Tips

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How can I get a better sound out of the berimbau? When am I allowed to take an instrument in the bateria? Should I improvise on the atabaque? Find the answers to these questions and many more in this list of tips I’ve picked up over the years. General At the beginning of the roda, …

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Oct 26 2011

What musical instruments are used in capoeira?

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There are five main instruments used in capoeira: berimbau, pandeiro, atabaque, agogô, and reco-reco. The types of instruments used to form the bateria (orchestra) depend on the style of capoeira Rodas of capoeira angola typically use three berimbaus (a gunga, médio, and viola), one or two pandeiros, an atabaque, agogô, and reco-reco. Rodas of Mestre Bimba’s traditional …

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