Samba is one of the most common forms of Afro-Brazillian music and is a national symbol of Brazil. The rhythm is fun ad playful, whether played or danced to.
The music was originally played only on percussion istruments. The traditional percussion instruments often included are double bells, rattles, tabouringes, and a friction drum called the puita.
This genre roots in Angola, Africa, from a dance called sembe. Check out the informative Samba Wikipedia Article.
When playing the high-hat, it is common to use the shoulder of the stick for a more dead sound. Also, beat 3 is usually accented on the bass drum for a more authentic feel. However, you should try to keep the bass drum light, like in jazz.
The samba drum beats below are to be applied to the drum kit in three separate parts. Mix and match many different rhythms using the rhythms below.