are waved basket, of various shape and size, with handels on
top and filled with stuff like seashell, beans, beads or pebbles.
In origin caxixi was played along with the berimbau only (in
Capoeira music) but today they are used by themselves in many
Caxixi sound by shaking and you
can play one or more in each hand at the same time. Hold higher
sound caxixi in your right hand and lower in your left.
To play a stroke you have to throw down your hand and then pull
up a little as the beads hit the hard bottom and produce the
tipical sharp and dry sound.
You have to consider a small delay between your
hand movement and the sound due to the time the beads need to
hit the bottom. This will force you to play an istant ahead
the beat to be on time.
for the following rhythms:
"right hand high pitch caxixi - same as above - and turning
it to make a regular normal stroke on the off-beats; A,B and
C are traditional versions, D and E are versions developed by
A and B go well together: |:B|A:| for 3-2 clave
|:A|B:| for 2-3 clave.
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