Posted on 19 January 2008 by chan
TOQUE DE SAO BENTO PEQUENO
TICH TICH, DIM, DOM, SHAKE
This is a rhythm that is usually played as an accomplice to the other three berimbaus in the angola orchestra. It is usually played on the medio berimbau and used to compliment the sounds. It helps maintain the rhythm but also plays with some variations.
Just a few things to note:
1. Remember, the tich tich on any of the rhythms are meant to be soft sounds, they are also not meant to reverberate. The tich sound is often the hardest note to master on the berimbau, so you must practice it!
2. Don’t forget the shake of the caxixi, it is a note in itself.
3. Don’t forget to make the notes crisp, make them all very clear of which note is being played, be precise of when you put the pedra or dobrao on and off of the berimbau, the timing of this is everything.
4. Remember to follow when you should put the gourd on and off the stomach.