This book will teach you to play the form of percussion played by the samba schools of Rio de Janeiro, widely performed in many international cities. Basing these methods on a decade of research in Brazil, the author, a samba director in the United States, provides a detailed look at the inner workings of the samba school bateria. Containing detailed lessons for each instrument and full arrangements for an entire group, this is a vital text for beginning and advanced players, as well as a reference for leading an entire samba ensemble. (Audio CD Included)