Friday, January 25, 2013

Drum chart: Salve a Mocidade

This is a chart and partial transcription for a Milton Banana track which I've been playing along with quite a bit this week. It's a lot of fun, and really instills a feel for the samba rhythm as played on the drum set— if your usual approach to samba doesn't groove well with this recording, there's a good chance you're doing it wrong. Our format is a little unusual; it's more of a partial transcription, with the ensemble rhythm included. Since that's pretty long, I also wrote up a straight one-page drum chart, which will be easier to read once you know what's going on with the drums and the arrangement.

I suggest giving it several listens through while following along with the transcription, making sure you understand how everything I've written relates to what you're hearing. It's also a good idea read through it playing the ensemble rhythm part on the snare drum alone. For much of the transcription I've given only the left hand part, to be played with a cymbal part of your choice, over the familiar samba bass drum/hihat pattern:

If you don't know what else to do with your right hand, try playing it in unison with the left hand, or quarter notes, on the cymbal or hihat.

Get the pdfs: partial trancription plus ensemble rhythm chart | lead sheet only

Audio after the break:

This appears to be from an album that is completely out of print, and unavailable on any digital source I can find. So I guess it wouldn't be the crime of the century if you were to use one of the YouTube-audio-ripping browser add-ons to make an mp3 out of this. There are also mp3 rips of the entire album available online. If it becomes commercially available, you should buy it.

1 comment:

sambista2002 said...

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