Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Practice loop: Airto - Hot Sand

This is another loop I use a lot: Hot Sand, a bright samba by Airto, from his album Virgin Land. Great for use with my recent drumset batucada drill, and with my book Playing Samba and Bossa Nova (see the sidebar for e-book version). Somehow they always make you do the fast sambas on the quietest gigs, and it's not supposed to be a heavy feel to begin with, so it would be an excellent idea to play with this until you can do it very softly, with a relaxed right foot. Tempo is half note = 122 bpm.

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