Linha Estudo - Silent Samba Instruments by Contemporânea - coming soon!
Quiet percussion instruments that can easily be practised at home are more popular than ever. The lockdown of the recent months has made things difficult for many hobby and professional musicians without access to rehearsal spaces.
The industry reacted with some terrific choices of creative silent instruments, and now the response for sambistas from all over the world has arrived freshly from Brazil: Contemporânea has launched their silent samba gear line called Linha Estudo - a selection of silent samba percussion instruments for rehearsing outside a normal band practise. The benefits and functionality of the silent percussion instruments will extend far beyond the lockdown times, quite simply because the concept of silent percussion gear is ingenious.
In addition to the Samba-multitool Multi-Pad, which is designed for silent practice on a variety of Samba instruments such as caixa, caixa emcima, repinique, timbal, surdo, repique de mão and even the pandeiro, the Linha Estudo also features a tamborim practice pad (AB+) with a deep frame as well as an absolute novelty - the Silent Chocalho. With rubberised plastic "jingles" and true-to-the-original weighting, from now on the chocalho section can also practice silently at home. With the practise chocalho, even beginners can directly join the bateria from their first day.
Contemporânea have completed a successful test phase with their endorsers, now we are looking forward to receiving the gear in our shop and are curious to hear what you think about it.
Here are a few examples of silent instruments played by Contemporânea endorsers: