We hope you enjoy these video tutorials with Mestre Virgulinho on how to play the Berimbau. In this video, Mestre Virgulinho covers the basics of each note, and best practices when learning to play. We recommend starting with this video before moving on to the more advanced “toques” (rhythms).
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