Pandeiro Technique

By · April 7, 2011 · Filed in Brazilian, Pandeiro, World Drumming

This lesson shows basic pandeiro technique. Even if you don’t speak Portuguese, you’ll understand how to play this frame drum from Brasil. Use your thumb, finger tips, and the heal of your hand to play three basic sounds. The middle finger of the holding hand can be used to mute the head from below.

This video shows the Pandeiro as it is commonly played in Capoeira music. This style might be more accessible in some ways, as it uses fewer specific techniques.