The Complete Pandeiro Guide - Part 2

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The Complete Pandeiro Guide - Part 2

This extensive second course of The Complete Pandeiro Guide is build as a continuation on the first course and requires the mastering of the techniques discussed in the first course!

In this course, we will focus on Brazilian and modern rhythms that are traditionally not played on the pandeiro. You will learn how to play various Maracatu grooves, different Samba Reggae styles, Ijexá and Maculelê. Besides that, we will focus on rare rhythms like the Carimbo, the Caboclo and rhythms from the Brazilian Candomblé religion. A next main chapter will discuss modern concepts on the pandeiro, like Funk grooves, odd meters and subdivisions. Finally, Matthias shows you some effects and tricks that you can use to spice your rhythms, involving even your feet!

19 sections with in total 77 chapters will feed you with lots of material to complete your knowledge about pandeiro rhythms, give you new ideas to experiment and find your playing style. On-screen notations (also downloadable in PDF), play-alongs, "pandeiradas" and a solo are included.

Your Instructor

Matthias Haffner - Author of the Complete Pandeiro
Matthias Haffner - Author of the Complete Pandeiro

Matthias Haffner has more than 30 years experience of playing Brazilian percussion. He studied Brazilian-, Cuban- and world-percussion at the conservatory in Rotterdam from 1996 - 2002 and played in countless bands and projects. His work includes projects together with the samba-legend Paulinho da Viola, choro virtuous Paulo Moura, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Rogerio Souza and the EPM in Rio de Janeiro.

Haffner lived in and travelled to Brazil several times to study with the masters there: Marcos Suzano, Bernardo Aguilar, Guello, Celsinho Silva, Jorginho do Pandeiro, Robertinho Silva, Jovi Joviano, Sergio Krakowski, Mamão etc. In 2014 he made a tour through Minas Gerais with his Choro Trio Bola Preta and travelled to Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio to work on a unique project: a video documentary about the Pandeiro. On this trip, he met many old and new Pandeiro masters. Matthias Haffner is teacher for Brazilian percussion and Pandeiro at the first Choro school outside Brazil: the EPM Holanda, based in Rotterdam, an official branch of the famous Choro school EPM in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2016, he moved his base to Berlin / Germany, where he plays and teaches regularly. There, he also founded his monthly Roda de Choro and a huge Pandeiro orchestra, the Pandeirada Berlin.

Haffner gives masterclasses for Pandeiro and Brazilian percussion in whole Europe (Holland, England, Portugal, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey) and abroad (New York, Salvador, Japan, Taiwan).

In 2018, his book “Blocos Afro” about the Afro-Samba tradition in Bahia, and his instructional DVD about the pandeiro will be published.

Besides his career as a musician and teacher, Haffner also builds high quality Pandeiros together with his colleague Perander: the HP Pandeiro.

Websites: (musician) (pandeiro luthier)

Course Curriculum

  19 & 20 Samba de Caboclo, Maculelê
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  33 Pandeiro Solo
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  Music Scores Part 2
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