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Berimbau Toques

Berimbau Toques


Berimbau Toques

The most well known Capoeira toques are Angola, São Bento Pequeno and São Bento Grande. Here I go through those and various others that I have learned. Our group has its own official toques when it comes to the roda, click here for more information. The notation is explained here. For further explanations of specific toques just follow the links provided.

* Angola – tsh#tsh# dom dim
Variations/Repiques:
1) tsh#tsh# dom tsh#tsh# dim tsh#tsh# dom dim
2) tsh#tsh# dom dimdomdim tsh#tsh# dom dim
3) tsh#tsh# dom dimdomdimdomdimdom dim
4) tsh#tsh# dom dim dim dim dom dim
5) tsh#tsh# domdom dimdim dom dim
6) tsh#tsh# domdomdomdom dim dom dim
7) tsh#tsh# domx8 or x10 dim
8) tsh#tsh# domtss domtss domtss domtss dom dim
9) tsh#tsh# domtss domtss domtss dom dim dom dim
10)(tsh#tsh#)dom tsh#domdom tsh#dom tsh#domdom tsh#dom tsh#domdom tsh#domdim
12) tsh#tsh# dom dim (dim)domdim domdimdomdim
12) tsh#tsh# domdimdomdom tsh#tsh# domdimdomdim

* Angola Tradicional tsh#tsh# dom dom dimdimdimdim dom dim
Variations/Repiques:
1) tsh#tsh#dom dimdomdim dom dom dim
2) tsh#tsh#dom tsh#domdim dom dom dim
3) tsh#tsh#dom tsh#domdom tsh#domdim

* Angola corrida
tsh#domdim
Variations/Repiques:
1) tsh#domdimdomdimdomdim
2) tsh#domdomdomdomdomdim

* Angolinha – Mestre Waldemar
domtss# domtss# domtss# dom dom
Angolinha – Mestre Gato Preto (aka São Bento Pequeno)
tsh#tsh# domtss# domtss# dim

* São Bento Pequeno – tsh#tsh# dim dom
Variations/Repiques:
1) tsh#tsh# dim tsh#tsh# dom tsh#tsh# dim dom (dom)
2) tsh#tsh# dim domdimdom tsh#tsh# dim dom
3) tsh#tsh# dim domdimdomdimdomdim dom
4) tsh#tsh# dim dom dom domdimdom
5) tsh#tsh# dimdim domdom dim dom(dom)
6) tsh#tsh# dimdimdimdim dom dim dom
7) tsh#tsh# dimx8 or x10 dom
8) tsh#tsh# dim domtss domtss domtss domtss dom

Practice along to A poesia de Boca Rica

* São Bento Grande – a) tsh#tsh# dim dom dom b) tsh#tsh# dim dim dom c)(Mestre Bimba) tsh#tsh# domdim tsh#tsh# dom dom dim
Variations/Repiques:
1) tsh#tsh# dim domtss dom dim dom dom
2) tsh#tsh# domdomdomdom dim dom dom
3) tsh#tsh# dimdomdimdom dim dom dom
4) tsh#tsh# dim dom dom dom dim dom dom
5) tsh#tsh# dim dom dom domtss# dim dom dom
6) tsh#tsh#dim tsh#tsh#dom tsh#tsh#dimdomdom
7) tsh#tsh# dim dom #domdomdom dim dom dom dom dim dom dom
8) tsh#tsh#dim tsh#tsh#dom# domdomdom dim dom dom
Andante by Mestre Acordeon (Capoeira Bahia album) is a song I like to play along to.

General variation to practice: dom tss domdom tss dom dom tss

* Jogo de dentro – tsh#tsh# dim dom dim
Close and tight game, circling around the opponent. Opponents stay low, tight and as close to each other as possible.
Variations/Repiques:
1) tsh#tsh# dim dom dim x2 tsh#tsh# dimdom domdomdomdomdomdim
2) tsh#tsh# dim dom dim x2 tsh#tsh# dimdomdim domdimdomdim
3) tsh#dim tsh#dim tsh#tsh#dimdomdim (from Mestre Traira’s album)
4) tsh#tsh# dim dom dim domdomdimdomdomdim
5) tsh#tsh# dim dom dim tsh#domtsh#dimtsh#domtsh#dimdomdim

* MiudinhoMestre Suassuna
tsh#tsh# dim tsh# dim (basic)
tsh#tsh# dim dom dim (variation)

* Amazonas – Mestre Bimba
A toque to welcome visiting mestres
tsh#tsh# dom tsh# dom dim tsh#tsh# dom dom dim x2
tsh#tsh# dom dimdomdimdom dim dom dom
dimdimdimdim domdomdomdom dimdimdimdim domdomdomdom
dim dom dim dom dom dim

* Banguela – Mestre Bimba – close to the ground, no touching, “as if your partner’s body was on fire”
tsh#tsh# dom dim dim

* Cavalaria – Mestre Bimba
tsh#tsh#dom tsh#tsh#dom tsh#tsh#domdimdom x2
tsh#tsh# dom dom dom dom dom dom domdimdom
tsh#tsh# dom dom dom dom domdimdom

Cavalaria
tsh#(tsh#)domtsh#(tsh#)domtsh#(tsh#)dom (domdomdom)…

* Idalina – Mestre Bimba
tsh#tsh# dom dom dim dom dom tsh#dim
Variations/Repiques:
1) tsh#tsh# dom dom dim dom dom dimdim
2) tsh#tsh# dom dom dim dom dom dimdomdim
3) tsh#tsh# domdomdom dim domdom dimdomdim

* Iúna – Mestre Bimba
1st part : dom tsh#tsh# dom#tss# dom#tss# x2
2nd part : dom# dom dom dom dom domtss domtss tsh#tsh# dom#tss# dom#tss#
variation of 1st part : domtss domtss domtss domtss domtss tsh#tsh# dom#tss# dom#tss#

* Santa Maria – Mestre Bimba (Regional)
Base
tsh#tsh# dom dom dom dom dom dimdomdim
tsh#tsh# domdimdomdim
tsh#tsh# domdimdomdimdomdimdom dimdomdim
Variations/Repiques:
1) tsh#tsh# domdomdomdomdomdomdom dom dimdomdim
2) tsh#tsh# domtss domtss domtss domtss dom dimdomdim

Mestre Bimba’s album, to practice regional toques along to.

* Santa Maria (Angola)
tsh#tsh# dom dom dom dom tsh#tsh# dom dim dom dim
tsh#tsh# dim dim dim dim tsh#tsh# dim dom dim dom
and Apanha a laranja in Angola, game to pick objects off the floor with mouth.
tsh#tsh# dom dom dom dom tsh#tsh# dom dom dom dim
tsh#tsh# dim dim dim dim tsh#tsh# dim dim dim dom

apanha a laranja

Apanha a laranja in Mestre Poncianinho’s hand writing. A treasured memento.

* Samango – Mestre Canjiquinha – toque for lateral, dynamic game also created by Mestre Canjiquinha.
tsh#dom tsh#dom tsh#dom tsh#domdomdomdom tsh#domdomdomdomdomdomdomdom

* Muzenza – Mestre Canjiquinha
tsh#tsh#dom tsh#dom dom
tsh#tsh#dom domdim dom dom

* Barravento
tsh#dom#tsh#dom#tsh# dom#domdomdom (repique, add domx6)
tsh#domtssdomtssdomtss tsh#domdom

* Ijexá – Mestre Gato Preto
tsh#tsh#dim dom tsh#tsh#dim domdom

* Abaré – Mestre Poncianinho
tsh#tsh#dom tsh#tsh#dom tsh#tsh#domdomdomdim
tsh#tsh#dim tsh#tsh#dim tsh#tsh#dimdimdimdom

* Samba De Roda de Angola
tsh#tsh#dom tsh#tsh#dom tsh#tsh# domdomdomdom
Variations/Repiques:
1) tsh#tsh#dim tsh#tsh#dim tsh#tsh#dim dimdimdim

*Some* toques here (I learned a few more since I recorded this)

Lelézinha – Berimbau Practice by Mixcloud

And video:

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Notation
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– Cabaça is touching the belly.

dom = nota solta (loose note), berimbau away, dobrão doesn’t touch wire (arame) when baqueta hits it.
dom# = as above, berimbau close.
dim = nota presa (tight note), berimbau away, dobrão touches wire firmly when baqueta hits wire.
dim# = as above but berimbau close.
tsh = as below but berimbau is away.
tsh# = nota média (medium note), berimbau close, dobrão touches wire loosely when baqueta touches wire. The distinctive ‘chiado’ sound.
tss = meia nota (half note), dobrão just touches wire, commonly after a nota solta. Baqueta does not hit the wire.
tss# = as above but berimbau is touching the body.

There are various notations for berimbau toques, two more here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capoeira_toques
capoeiranovagera.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/toques-de-capoeira.html

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First posted 03 July 2014

2 thoughts on “Berimbau Toques

  1. Ta Minh Hoang

    Hello,
    thanks for these infos. They’re the most useful ones I’ve ever found and the instructions aren’t that difficult. Keep up the good work.

    Best regards from Czech Republic

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