HOLDING THE PANDEIRO
For right-handed players the pandeiro is held in the left hand using thumb and middle finger to muffle the sound. The pandeiro should be kept in an horizontal position.
Fingers, thumb and heel of the right hand are used to play the strokes.
With the thumb of the right hand extended strike hardly the head about 2 inches from the rim and let the thumb rebound off the head to have a tone sustained. Use forearm and wrist and keep them relaxed while playing.
The stroke can be either "open" or "closed"
depending on your left hand (see images below).
FINGER TIPS STROKE
Strike the pandeiro with the first, second, third finger tips in the upper right of the head to produce a sharp sound. Use a wrist motion from the Thumb Stroke above.
From the Finger Tips Stroke rock the hand downward and strike the head with the heel of the hand.
The right hand simply slaps the head with the full flat hand obtaining a sharp sound with no ring.
The middle finger of the left hand is used to controlopen and closed tones.
For open tones keep the middle finger off the head allowing the head to produce a sound.
For closed tones touch the head with your left hand middle finger to obtain a muffled sound.
The thumb of the left hand can also be used to mute and release from the top of the head.
Modern Approach to Pandeiro
Marcus Santos delivers a stunning presentation of the instrument, its history, and the way to play it. This DVD covers the traditional way of playing the pandeiro in popular music and also the modern approach that makes the pandeiro sound like a small drumset! This course teaches traditional styles ...
A Comprehensive Guide to Brazilian Pandeiro
Paperback: 76 pages
BookSurge Publishing; 2 edition (September 23, 2007)
A Comprehensive Guide to Brazilian Pandeiro is the ultimate technical study for brazilian pandeiro. The book covers a wide range of the essential techniques used to play the pandeiro. It also includes extensive rhythms, stylistic transcriptions of authentic brazilian rhythms, and a brief history abo ...
Meinl Percussion MPAB-10 Professional 10\" Pandeiro Bag, Black
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Latin Percussion LP3010 LP Brazilian Wood Pandeiro with Synthetic Head
Product Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 2.2 inches
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