Product Code: CP-BSpb15

Brazilian Samba – Percussion Buddies – 15 Set

£257.00 exc VAT

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • KS4

Age 5 - 18+

  • Instruments 15
  • Players 15
  • Buddies 15
  • Stock: 14
Full Teaching Support Included
Save 9% off price of buying items separately
  • Add 15 players to your Samba group at super low cost
  • Add an extra tonal dimension to the group’s sound
  • Can be taught by any teacher - no music training needed
  • Includes world-leading teaching support
  • Can be used with any ensemble, not just Samba

This ‘Brazilian Samba – Percussion Buddies – 15 Pack’ can be used with any main instrument but is particularly suitable for use in playing Brazilian Samba music.

The Percussion Buddies concept is very simple: at the outset the class is divided up into pairs of ‘Buddies’. The pairs take it in turn to play the main instrument of the lesson, whilst the one not playing the main instrument is the ‘Percussion Buddy’ and plays one of the percussion instruments in an accompanying role. The buddies exchange instruments several times during a lesson so that in each lesson both pupils have time playing both the main instrument and the percussion instrument, but the point is that everyone is actively engaged throughout – there’s no ‘waiting for my turn’. The ‘Buddy Pairs’ can be the same for each lesson or pupils can change buddies from lesson to lesson at the discretion of the teacher.

The same principle can be applied to classes of any size and with any number of main instruments. If you have more than one main instrument for every two pupils you’ll need fewer buddy pairs but if main instruments are in really short supply, you might even need some buddy trios or quartets, with two or three ‘Percussion Buddies’ per main instrument.

  • This is a product image of the Brazilian Samba - Percussion Buddies - 15 Pack. The products in the pack are laid out and include the following; Back Three Rows -  Nine Tamborim - 6in diameter, Izzo, with beaters lying on them. Bottom Three Rows - Three Agogo Bells - Medium, Andy Gleadhill's Percussion Buddies Book, three Pandeiro - 10in diameter, Izzo.
  • Agogo Bells - Medium with beater separated angle. They are made of one section of matt black metal folded back around so that the two bells are near to each other. One is larger than the other to create two different pitches. This shot has been taken from the side and slightly above and faces up and to the left. The beater lying next to it.

Product Information

What's included

The pack includes:

    • Agogo Bells – Medium x 3
    • Andy Gleadhill’s Percussion Buddies Book x 1
    • Pandeiro – 10in diameter, Izzo x 3
    • Storage Carry Bag for Percussion – Small x 1
    • Tamborim – 6in diameter, Izzo x 9
    • Tamborim Beater – 3 prong, Izzo x 9

The book shows you how to introduce percussion into any piece, not just Brazilian Samba tunes, and no prior musical experience is assumed. Access to online audio and video support is also included.

Please note that for reasons of stock availability we may need to make the occasional substitution of the more minor pack components. If so, we’ll always ensure suitability/equivalence and we’ll always clear any significant changes with you in advance.

How it's made

Our Surdos, Repiniques and Caixas are all made in Sao Paulo Brazil by Samba experts Izzo. The bigger drums are pressed from aluminium sheet.

Our Pandeiros and Tamborims are also made by Izzo in their Sao Paulo factory and the shells are injection moulded from ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), a high performance plastic that’s also used to make Lego, clarinets, amongst many other things.

Care & maintenance

Our Surdos, Caixa, Repiniques and tamborims are all genuine Brazilian instruments, made by specialists Izzo in Sao Paulo and they’ll give satisfaction for many years, if you treat them with care and follow the guidelines below.

Before or after each session

It’s good practice to wipe down all the instruments and beaters with a damp cloth and to check the tuning adjusters on each drum, to make sure there are no loose nuts. At the same time check the tension of each drum head. If a head seems slack, or if you find a loose adjuster, loosen all the adjusters on the drum, so that the’re just thumb tight, and then tighten them up using the supplied mini spanner in the sequence shown below.

This PDF document describes the sequence for tightening the tuning adjusters on Samba drums. It tells you how to tune a set of Izzo nesting surdos 14", 16" and 18" but the same principles can be applied to any drum with tuning adjusters.
How to tune a Samba drum

The following video shows an Izzo technician replacing and tightening a nesting surdo drum head.

Guarantee

The best quality materials and manufacturing methods are used to make our Brazilian Samba instruments and accessories and they’re designed for serious, long term use in the classroom. Looked after properly the instruments will give many years of satisfaction, and under normal use the materials and workmanship are guaranteed as follows:

Surdos, Caixas, Repiniques, Tamborim and Pandeiro shells – 1 year. But take special care with bigger drums as the aluminium shells can get dented if treated roughly. This won’t affect the sound but it will certainly spoil the appearance.

Drum heads – 6 months. But always use appropriate beaters (please ask us if you’re not sure) and beware sharp points. Drum heads are the most fragile part of any drum and you should expect to have to replace them regularly, especially if they’re getting lots of use. Please note that the hard plastic skins of caixas, repeniques and tamborims may quickly show dent marks, but that they can still be played.

Samba Hand Percussion – 1 year. Agogo bells and Ganza are tough and will take plenty of use but don’t drop them, especially on to hard surfaces, or throw them around.

Storage/carry bags and accessories – 2 years. But keep bags away from sharp points and don’t over-fill them or force the zips.

If you should get any problems with any of our Brazilian Samba instruments or accessories, please take photos of the issues and email them to us with the order/invoice number and a brief description of how the problem arose and we’ll get back to you right away.

Do remind your players that Samba instruments are not indestructible and that , like all musical instruments, they need to be treated with care and respect, even when played with enthusiasm!

Delivery

We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Very bulky orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for very big orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance.
  3. In some cases, where courier service isn’t available, we may need to send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and very bulky orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order and that there’s no commitment on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.

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With nine Tamborim, you can focus upon and improve collective rhythm skills as the performers strive to play ‘as one’, tightening their performance.

Richard McKerron

Adding hand percussion to any Samba group adds layers of interest to the sound and broadens pupils’ understanding – all for very low cost.

Andy Gleadhill

A great option if you are looking to focus on the hand percussion rhythms of Samba, this additional kit can bolster the larger class packs so that the whole class can focus on these rhythms without the need for the drums to be playing.

Richard McKerron

A solid set of Tamborim can be used to create a gifted and talented Tamborim club where you can explore some of the more advanced performance techniques.

Richard McKerron

With this ad-on pack you will be able to begin to employ the Percussion Buddies approach to your Samba class. It will help you create a wide range of musical colours and textures to you music making.

Andy Gleadhill

My Percussion Buddies Book will show you how to add hand percussion to ANY ensemble – not just to African Drumming. Extensive online audio and video support is included.

Andy Gleadhill
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