Lesson Tag: Maracas

Danza Rhythm

The Danza Rhythm is a 6/8 which should be played with accented shakes on the 1 and 4 of each bar. For this rhythm, we need to mark the number 1 with a downward motion by the left hand, with the exception of when starting which is done by both maracas. The patter is as …

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Bolero Rhythm with Maracas

The bolero rhythm is played using 4/4 and the maracas should execute 4 accents per bar. Theoretically, this rhythm can be played with 4 descending accents which can be done as follows: Right hand downwards Left hand downwards Right hand downwards Left hand downwards If we play it in this way, it will sound rather …

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Merengue Rhythm with Maracas

The rhythm of venezuelan merengue is very specific, as it is only played in 5/8. To play this rhythm, it is necessary to play bars of 5 accents each: Both maracas accenting downwards Right hand accenting upwards Left hand accenting upwards Left hand accenting downwards Both maracas accenting upwards First, we will demonstrate this at …

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Joropo Rhythm with Maracas

The rhythm of Joropo is very similar to Waltz when being played with the maracas, the main difference being it is played at a higher tempo. In the following video, you will see how the same rhythm we have recently learned as with Waltz but played at the tempo corresponding to the rhythm of Joropo: …

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Waltz Rhythm with Maracas

To execute the Walz rhythm, simply mix the two previously covered accents. One hand will play the golpe sencillo in a downward motion, and the other will do so for the golpe double up/down. These two movements make a rhythmic pattern based on 3/4, where each bar is composed of 6 accents or motions: up/down …

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