How to play Berimbau?


The Berimbau and the coin are usually held with the left hand while the right hand is holding the thin stick and the caxixi. When played, the Dobrao is striking the Arame and this is what makes the sound of the Berimbau. The sound varies with the position of the Dobrao and the Gourd. In any case, it is very specific and reminds of a resonance or a buzz.

It is not very easy to start playing Berimbau. Regular practice and balance is needed. Below, we have included a detailed video which will help you learn how to play Berimbau.




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