Custard

Difficulty

  • tamb: medium (easy to remember, very tiring)
  • aggogo: medium (easy to mix up with afoxe)
  • repi: medium
  • snare: medium
  • surdos: medium

About the tune

This tune – sometimes also called ‘Welfare state’ – is one of the RoR basics. It is (together with ‘Samba Reggae’) the RoR-Tune which sounds most like “real” Samba.

A lot of this tune is based on the tamborim’s voice, which can be memorized by “I’ve got custard in my underpants”. When learning the tune, start off there and make sure it’s burnt into everyone’s brain.

If you are playing agogo or tamborim, don’t mix up your voice with the one from afoxe, as they are very similar. Check out the differences and find your way to remember them.

Breaks:

  • Break 1&2 are variations of the Tamb-Stroke in a call&response-way. In Break 1 the surdos call, in Break 2 the tambs.
  • Break 3 can be used to have kind of solo parts for instrument sections: Let them continue while the others play Break 3. At the beginning you might need to count the bars in your head to find the transition back to the groove. This is most important for snare players as they have a solo in the last bar.
  • Break 5 is a call&response between snares and all others, which is really nice as an intro, or to speed up.

Notation

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