Licht, Modern Drummer magazine critic
Netto has created a wonderful sourcebook
for understanding the history of
Brazilian drumming. Each rhythm is
explained in detail as it relates
to a specific dance and/or religious
celebration. Percussion instruments
are introduced one by one and built
into amazing ensembles. The drumset
is also incorporated as it combines
many sounds all at once. More than
three hundred years of African slavery
in Brazil (with origins including
Sudan, Angola, Congo, and Mozambique)
has resulted in an amazing blending
of the cultures. Song form, syncopation,
and the instruments themselves reflect
this influence. The extensive CD
tracks show how much variety exists
in the world of Brazilian percussion.
Netto's fluid drum set playing and
clearly stated text results in a
gem of a book."
Scott, drummer, composer, and educator
masterful book on Brazilian rhythms.
Alberto's expertise on the subject
is conveyed brilliantly. Clearly
stated, concise, easily accessible.
A wealth of information all will
Baptista, percussionist, composer, and
exceptional book by an exceptional
musician and educator! With his
open-heart approach in this book,
he reveals the foundation of
Brazilian rhythms in such a way
that I am sure will enlighten
the readers and be a source of
inspiration for all of us."
Souza, singer and composer
book is a great source of information
about Brazilian rhythms. I am sure
that students and musicians everywhere
will find it very valuable."
Roditi, jazz trumpet and composer
book is the fruit of much hard
work and research by drummer-percussionist
Alberto Netto. It covers a lot
of Brazilian soil that I believe
can help a wide range of musicians
interested in Brazilian music."