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samba/bossa vs baiao

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Spiketronic, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Spiketronic


    Dec 18, 2003
    San Francisco
    I subbed with a samba band the other night (big fun!). They called a baiao (no clue) and I faked something they seemed to like. Now I'm home studying the form from a drum book. I'm not hearing much difference in the bassline, if any, from a samba. Can someone run down the baiao bass form for me?

    Muitos Agracimentos!

  2. Hey Spike,

    i guess Baião is played almost the same way as Samba... but you should be aware that this is a style with alot of drumming going on, so you should play in the middle register with the tone knob all openned to be heard. Also search for Adriano Giffoni. He is a great bass player here in Brazil and has some books on brazillian music styles.

    ohh and what you ment was "Muitos Agradecimentos!"
  3. Slot


    Oct 17, 2003
    Sydney - The Shire
    "funkifying the clave" by lincoln goines and robbie ameen is another great book for learning the ropes of all the brazillian and afro-cuban rhythms. I couldnt recommend it enough.