Posted on 19 January 2008 by chan
TOQUE DE ANGOLA
TICH TICH, DOM, DIM, SHAKE
The ‘toque de angola’ is one of the most common played toques. Just a couple of things to note:
1. when you have your dobrao or pedra pressed on the arame make sure that when you take it off you simultaneously hit the bottom note with the vaqueta, otherwise you may make an extra note. Similarly enough, when you are going from the low to high note, you must only press the dobrao or pedra on the wire when you are about to hit the top note, not a moment before.
2. Remember the caxixi, the shake is important to keep the rhythm.
3. Make sure you watch the timing of when to place the gourd on and off of your stomach.