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UDU 1

Learn Renato Martins' original and innovative UDU technique.

The UDU was originated by the Igbo and Hausa people of Nigeria. Actually being a water jug with one more hole, the UDU 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. The 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.

Renato Martins is considered an UDU master by the specialized media. There are many UDU courses available online but mostly applying the technique from other percussion instruments such as the darbouka and the split finger technique to the UDU playing. Here you will learn Renato’s own innovative technique created specially for the UDU drum:

  • ALTERNATING HIGH-PITCHED STROKES
  • INDEX FINGER AND SIDE STROKES TECHNIQUE
  • BASS STROKES
  • BASS AND HIGH-PITCHED STROKES COMBINATION
  • BASIC PATTERNS
  • BAIÃO PATTERNS
  • SAMBA PATTERNS
  • SAMBA VARIATION PATTERNS

TOTAL TIME:

2 hours 10 minutes of video

TOTAL NUMBER OF EXERCISES:

96


Your Instructor


RENATO MARTINS
RENATO MARTINS

The Brazilian world-class percussionist, educator and former Cirque du Soleil artist Renato Martins is described as an innovator of Brazilian percussion and is considered one of the most internationally respected percussion artists in the world.

Renato Martins continuously creates new techniques for traditional instruments such as the Udu and the Cajon. He sees all objects as potential instruments and has also been known to use entire sets of kitchen utensils in his exploration of sound. Anything he finds that produces sound has been hit, plucked, struck, shaken and scratched in his pursuit of musical reinvention.

  • PLAYING AND TEACHING PERCUSSION FOR +30 YEARS
  • ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
  • LATIN PERCUSSION ARTIST AND OFFICIAL CLINICIAN
  • AUDIX MICROPHONES ARTIST
  • ZOOM ARTIST
  • SOUNDBRENNER ARTIST
  • BOX PERCUSSION FOUNDER

Course Curriculum


  ALTERNATING HIGH-PITCHED STROKES
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  ALTERNATING HIGH-PITCHED STROKES 2
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  INDEX FINGER AND SIDE STROKES TECHNIQUE
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  BASS AND HIGH-PITCHED STROKES COMBINATION
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I get access to other instrument courses?
No. You will have access to the UDU 1 lessons only. If you want to have access to all instruments, you have to enroll in the ALL-ACCESS CREATIVE PERCUSSION ONLINE COURSE available in the featured courses section of the CREATIVE PERCUSSION ONLINE COURSE homepage.
Should I agree to receive instructional and promotional e-mails from Creative Percussion Online Course?
Yes. We strongly recommend that you choose to receive the e-mails when signing up. That will be the only way to be in touch with Renato Martins and receive instructions about the course. No spam will be sent to you.

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