The UDU was originated by the Igbo and Hausa people of Nigeria. It is acually a water jug with one more hole and was played by women for ceremonial uses. Usually, the UDU is made of clay and it is widely used by percussionists in different music styles. This mesmerizing instrument is played by hand and produces a special and unique bass sound by quickly hitting the big hole. Furthermore, the whole corpus can be played by fingers.
In this course you will learn the basics to master this instrument and learn various techniques such as:
- Basic strokes
- UDU notation
- Alternating high-pitched tones
- Index finger and side stroke technique
- Bass strokes
- Basic patterns
- Baiao patterns
- Samba patterns
You don’t need any prior knowledge in musical theory.
Renato Martins has been playing and teaching Latin percussion for more than 30 years. Native of São Paulo, Brazil, he started to play percussion and piano when he was four years old. He studied drums and jazz piano and finished his musical studies with courses in classical piano, composition and conducting.
Renato Martins has created new techniques for traditional instruments; for example, the udu and the cajon. He’s also known to have applied kitchen utensils as percussion instruments and has been described as an innovator of Brazilian percussion by Brazil’s specialized media. He is considered one of the most respected percussionists in the world.
He played beside many big names of the Brazilian popular and instrumental music scenes like (Duda Neves, Sergio Sa, Moacyr Luz, Sa & Guarabyra, Tom Da Terra, Paulo Moura, Andre Geraissati, Ulisses Rocha, Teco Cardoso, Renato Borghetti, Edu Ribeiro, Vitor Alcantara, Zeli, Renato Consorte etc., and with big names of the jazz scene in Belgium. He has toured in Europe and around the world with several bands, has participated in world-class percussion conventions, and toured the US and Canada as the percussionist for Cirque Du Soleil’s show called OVO.
Inscriptions open on August 7 2023!
Come and discover this course during the free session on Tuesday 19 September 2023, between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Collective course (10 courses/cycle)
Beginners: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Advanced/intermediate: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.
To register for a course, membership of Muziekpublique is mandatory.
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If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€ 165,00 – € 415,00