NYMAZ: Sounding Out Author: Grace McNeill
Have a listen… Q1. What instruments can you hear? Q2. Where do you think this music is from? Q3. What type of music do you think this is?
Exploring Samba SOUNDING OUT resource
Samba Music We will be exploring the music of Latin America! Looking in particular at Samba! • Where does it come from? We will be looking at: • What instruments are used • Learning the rhythms and structure of Samba music • Performing Samba! BRAZIL
Call and Response – this is where one person plays a rhythm, and the group respond by playing something back. • Syncopation – this is where the weak beat or off-beat of the bar is accented. • Polyrhythms – this is where two or more rhythms perform at the same time. • Groove – this is the main section of Samba music • Break – this is the small sections which ‘break-up’ the groove! Key words/ Terms Call and Response Syncopation Polyrhythms Groove Break
instruments • You have a sheet with different instruments on it… see if you can guess which sound belongs to which instrument! • I will play a sound, and I want you to put the number of that sound next to the instrument you think it belongs to.
2. Tamborim 3. Agogo 7. Repinique 1. Surdo 4.Whistle/Apito 6. Ganza Can you guess their names? 5. Caixa
Keywords/terms: Call and Response Syncopation Polyrhythms Groove Break Developing Rhythms! Call and Response is a technique used to draw performers attention, and to signify new sections! We are going to try this one: Leader says: Are you ready to play? Response is: OK!
Polyrhythms We will perform each of the rhythms together. Then split into three groups, each taking turns at playing the different ones! By playing more than two rhythms at once we are starting to perform a Polyrhythm! Challenge! See which one you can do! I can perform and keep to the beat. I can perform a simple rhythm and stay in time with the beat. I can perform a syncopated rhythm over the top of the other two. Assess yourself! Keywords/terms: Call and Response Syncopation Polyrhythm Groove Break
2. Tamborim 3. Agogo 7. Repinique 1. Surdo 4.Whistle/Apito 6. Ganza Can you remember their names? 5. Caixa