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
2 hours 10 minutes of video
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXERCISES:
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