Whoever has heard about Brazilian music, knows that it is full of passion, enthusiasm and energy. This music has a very special sound and completely unique music. The music of many countries is influenced by the Brazilian music because of its uniqueness. There is always a combination of different instruments that create a musical piece and so is true about the Brazilian music.
Some of the different instruments used for making the beautiful music and that is used for the creating well-known Brazilian instruments and is used in different dances, ceremonies, and many more. The initial musical instruments used with the Brazilian music were whistles, horns, flutes and rattles along with the feet stomping and hand clapping.
Types of Brazilian Musical Instruments
The following Brazilian musical instruments are used in creating tunes for most of the musical compositions. At Carvalho’s, we have musicians that create such beautiful musical pieces. Here are the Brazilian Musical Instruments that really work well.
Atabaque is a hand drum kind of instrument that has Afro-Brazilian origin. Basically, there are three kinds of atabaque drum out of which the tallest one is named as the Rum. Because its tall structure, the volume of this drum is low. The medium heighted drum out of the three is called the Rum-Pi which produces medium amount of sound and the smallest size of this drum is called the Le that produces high percussion sound.
This again is an African music instrument that is best known for its capoeira role which is an Afro-Brazilian martial art. This instrument is made from wooden bow that is around 4-5 feet long and has strings made of steel along with a gourd. A Berimbau is played is played using a small thin stick that runs over the strings to produce the sound. You can create different sounds with these strings. Our artists play this music while they welcome our guests for their Brazilian breakfast meal.
A Ganza is a tubular cylinder-shaped metal, plastic or basket material that is woven with hand. The instrument is filled with sand, cereal, metal balls, or even beads that creates sound when the instrument is shaken.
The cavaquinho is a guitar-styled instrument that is smaller in size. It is made from the wood along with the four wired strings. To create the sound of Samba and Chorinho style music, use of this instrument is super useful. The product does look a lot similar to Ukulele.
This instrument is originally prepared of wrought cast iron and is one of the oldest instruments. This instrument can also be used for creating the Samba music. The modern agogo is made from different kinds of metal and consists of a single bell or might have two bells. It comes it different sizes.
This instrument resembles a tambourine and you will have to hold it in the same form as that of the tambourine. The hand of a pandeiro can be adjusted to create low as well as high pitches of volume. It is shaken to produce the sound with metal jingles. You can create choro, samba, coco and capoeira styles of Brazilian music with this instrument.