Brazilian Jazz Drumming by Open Studio

Brazilian Jazz Drumming

Learn authentic Brazilian grooves.
Directly from the source. 🇧🇷

Built in São Paulo. Made for the world.

The poetry of Brazilian music draws from its deep well of beautiful and diverse rhythms. As with any language, you must learn the nuances, inflections, and cadences by learning from native speakers. 

Master the details of one of the world's most popular and imitated musical cultures straight from a modern Brazilian Jazz Drum master - Edú Ribeiro.

Includes lifetime access to all lessons and resources.

Meet Your Teacher

Edu Ribeiro is a modern Brazilian jazz drumming legend and two time Grammy Award winner. He has performed across the globe with Yamand Costa, Ivan Lins, Joyce, Toquinho, João Bosco, Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Brad Mehldau, Stacey Kent, and Leny Andrade, as well his own groups, including Trio Corrente. Edú is also a skilled educator, having taught workshops at the Juilliard School of Music¸Le Centre de Musique Didier Lockwood in Paris, and is currently on the faculty of EMESP (São Paulo State School of Music).

Edú is also a skilled educator, having taught workshops at the Juilliard School of Music, Le Centre de Musique Didier Lockwood in Paris, and is currently on the faculty of EMESP (São Paulo State School of Music).

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After completing this course.....

You'll be able to:
  • Play an authentic Samba, Baião, Choro, Frevo, and other essential grooves
  • Know the rudiments essential for Brazilian drumming
  • Understand the role of the bass drum and hi-hat for Brazilian grooves
  • Begin to master brush techniques

You'll also get:
  • Video and audio play alongs (with and without drums and click)
  • Note by note transcriptions to view online in Living Notation as well as to print out
  • Downloadable audio versions of all lessons for on-the-go listening and review

Living Notation

Our exclusive  Living Notation technology allows you to follow Edú’s playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.

Applause for Edú

"Balance, musicality, professionalism, swing and a great sense of humor are some of his many qualities. Playing with him is always a great pleasure."
Paquito D'Rivera (14-time Grammy Award winner)
"To the friends who will follow the lessons of this great Brazilian drummer online: I can guarantee that it will be a privilege for everyone. Enjoy!"
João Bosco (Brazilian singer-songwriteing legend)

Watch a free sample lesson

Check out a full length sample lesson "Samba", and see if the course is right for you!
Watch a Free Lesson

What's included?

Video Icon 65 videos File Icon 80 files Text Icon 17 text files

Contents

Start Here
Welcome to Brazilian Jazz Drumming!
How to use Living Notation
How to use subtitles
Lessons
Hand Technique
20 mins
Coordination for Brazilian Rhythms 🎼
Hand Techniques and Accentuations 🎼
Finger Control Technique
Bass Drum and Hi-Hat Concepts for Brazilian Rhythms
10 mins
Essential Rudiments (Double Stroke and Paradiddles) 🎼
Using the Paradiddles as Coordination for 3 Rhythms 🎼
Samba 🎼
Baião 🎼
Choro
4 mins
Frevo 🎼
Maracatu 🎼
Ijexá
4 mins
Exploring the Samba - Part 1 🎼
Exploring the Samba - Part 2 🎼
Exploring the Samba - Part 3 🎼
Exploring the Samba - Part 4 🎼
Partido Alto 🎼
Maracatu (Exploring Maracatu)
3 mins
Explaining the Grooves (Exploring Maracatu)
14 mins
Improvising on the Maracatu
4 mins
Visions of Frevo
2 mins
Explaining the Grooves (Exploring Frevo)
25 mins
Grooves for Baião
3 mins
Explaining the Grooves (Exploring Baião)
24 mins
Improvising on the Baião
4 mins
Technique for the Brushes
16 mins
2 Musical Examples
3 mins
Slow Tempos
7 mins
Fast Tempos
11 mins
PDF Resources
Coordination for Brazilian Rhythms.pdf
36.5 KB
Hand Techniques and Accentuations.pdf
22.9 KB
Essential Rudiments.pdf
33.8 KB
Using the Paradiddle as a Coordination for 3 Rhythms.pdf
40.3 KB
Samba.pdf
63.4 KB
Baião.pdf
44.5 KB
Frevo.pdf
54 KB
Maracatu.pdf
58.5 KB
Exploring Samba part 1.pdf
77.4 KB
Exploring Samba part 2.pdf
76.2 KB
Exploring Samba Part 3.pdf
48.8 KB
Exploring Samba part 4.pdf
48.6 KB
"El Rei dos Casamentos" Play-Along
Performance
7 mins
Performance (with click)
7 mins
Performance (with click, lower volume)
7 mins
Performance (no drums)
7 mins
Solo Section (no drums, with click)
2 mins
Solo Section (no drums, click lower)
2 mins
Solo Section (no click, no drums)
2 mins
"El Rei" Lead Sheet
31.3 KB
"El Rei" Lead Sheet (with drums)
33.1 KB
"O Índio Condá" Play-Along
Performance
4 mins
Performance (no drums, with click)
4 mins
Performance (no drums, click lower)
4 mins
"Já to te Esperando" Play-Along
Performance
5 mins
Performance (with click)
5 mins
Performance (with click, lower volume)
5 mins
Performance (no drums)
5 mins
Solo Section
1 min
Solo Section (with click)
1 min
Solo Section (with click, lower)
1 min
Solo Section (no drums)
1 min
"Maracatim" Play-Along
Performance
5 mins
Performance (with click)
5 mins
Performance (with click, lower)
5 mins
Performance (no drums)
5 mins
"Cebola no Frevo" Play-Along
Performance
6 mins
Performance (with click)
6 mins
Performance (with click, lower)
6 mins
Performance (no drums)
6 mins
Solo Section
2 mins
Solo Section (with click)
1 min
Solo Section (with click, lower)
1 min
"Nívea" Play-Along
Performance
6 mins
Performance (with click)
6 mins
Performance (with click in 7)
6 mins
Performance (with click, lower)
6 mins
Performance (with click in 7, lower)
6 mins
Performance (no drums)
6 mins
Simple Player Versions
Coordination for Brazilian Rhythms
13 mins
Hand Technique and Accentuation for Sticks and Brushes
11 mins
Finger Control Technique
12 mins
Essential Rudiments (Double Stroke and Paradiddles)
26 mins
Using the Paradiddles as Coordination for 3 Rhythms
20 mins
Samba
10 mins
Baião
8 mins
Frevo
5 mins
Maracatu
5 mins
Part 1 - No Accent
20 mins
Part 2 - Accents on the Hi-Hat
18 mins
Part 3 - Accents on Both Snare and Hi-Hat
9 mins
Part 4 - Distributing the Accents
17 mins
Partido Alto
18 mins
Audio Versions of Lessons
Hand Technique
20 mins
Coordination for Brazilian Rhythms
13 mins
Hand Technique and Accentuation for Sticks and Brushes
11 mins
Finger Control Technique
12 mins
Bass Drum and Hi-Hat Concepts for Brazilian Rhythms
10 mins
Essential Rudiments (Double Stroke and Paradiddles)
26 mins
Using the Paradiddles as Coordination for 3 Rhythms
20 mins
Samba
10 mins
Baião
8 mins
Choro
4 mins
Frevo
5 mins
Maracatu
5 mins
Ijexá
4 mins
Part 1 - No Accent
20 mins
Part 2 - Accents on the Hi-Hat
18 mins
Part 3 - Accents on Both Snare and Hi-Hat
9 mins
Part 4 - Distributing the Accents
17 mins
Partido Alto
18 mins
Maracatu (Exploring Maracatu)
3 mins
Explaining the Grooves (Exploring Maracatu)
14 mins
Improvising on the Maracatu
4 mins
Visions of Frevo
2 mins
Explaining the Grooves (Frevo)
25 mins
Grooves for Baião
3 mins
Explaining the Grooves (Exploring Baião)
24 mins
Improvising on the Baião
4 mins
Technique for the Brushes
16 mins
2 Musical Examples
3 mins
Slow Tempos
7 mins
Fast Tempos
11 mins
Play-Along Audio
El Rei dos Casamentos
7 mins
El Rei - Play-Along With Click Track
7 mins
El Rei - Play-Along With Click Track (Lower Volume)
7 mins
El Rei - Play-Along
7 mins
El Rei - Solo Play-Along With Click Track
2 mins
El Rei - Solo Play-Along With Click Track (Lower Volume)
2 mins
El Rei - Solo Play-Along
7 mins
O Índio Condá
4 mins
O Índio - Play-Along With Click Track
4 mins
O Índio - Play-Along With Click Track (Lower Volume)
4 mins
O Índio - Play-Along
4 mins
Já to te Esperando
5 mins
Já to te Esperando - Play-Along With Click Track
5 mins
Já to te Esperando - Play-Along With Click Track (Lower Volume)
5 mins
Já to te Esperando - Play-Along
5 mins
Já to te Esperando - Solo
1 min
Já to te Esperando - Solo Play-Along With Click Track
1 min
Já to te Esperando - Solo Play-Along With Click Track (Lower Volume)
1 min
Já to te Esperando - Solo Play-Along
1 min
Maracatim
5 mins
Maracatim - Play-Along With Click Track
5 mins
Maracatim - Play-Along With Click Track (Lower Volume)
5 mins
Maracatim - Play-Along
5 mins
Cebola no Frevo
6 mins
Cebola no Frevo - Play-Along With Click Track
6 mins
Cebola no Frevo - Play-Along With Click Track (Lower Volume)
6 mins
Cebola no Frevo - Play-Along
6 mins
Cebola no Frevo - Solo
2 mins
Cebola no Frevo - Solo Play-Along With Click Track
1 min
Cebola no Frevo - Solo Play-Along With Click Track (Lower Volume)
1 min
Nívea
6 mins
Nívea - Play-Along With Click Track
6 mins
Nívea - Play-Along With Click Track (Lower Volume)
6 mins
Nívea - Play-Along With Click Track in 7
6 mins
Nívea - Play-Along With Click Track in 7 (Lower Volume)
6 mins
Nívea - Play-Along
6 mins

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Brazilian Jazz Drumming is the perfect fit for you if:
  • You're an intermediate to advanced level drummer that wants to learn more about Brazilian drumming
  • You want a set course that you can take at your own pace
  • You like to learn by listening, reading notation, and imitating

What if this courses isn't for me?

No problem! We have other drum courses, and we'll happily switch you if needed. We also have a full satisfaction guarantee with easy refund if you're not happy with the course.

I've got more questions.

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