Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Holidays! Next practice is 6pm Wednesday 7 January 2009

Have a safe holiday and travel and see you in the New Year.

Samba Hey!
-Michael

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Next samba practice: 6pm Wednesday 17 December at the Indalo Loft...

...and then we'll take a break until after the New Year.

See you there!

-Michael

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gather at 5:30, play at 6:00pm Wednesday at the SWHPL...

...for the reception for Anthony Nicholson, who is the photographer
whose photographs are displayed at the library during December.

This is *instead*of* the practice we discussed at practice last week.

Samba Hey!
-Michael

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Samba practice 6pm Wednesday November 5 at the Indalo loft!

The next samba practice will be 6pm this Wednesday November 5 at the Indalo loft

See you there-
-Michael

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Reminder: No samba practice tonight (Wednesday); Play at the library Thursday (tomorrow)

No practice tonight (Wednesday).

Instead, play at the Pumpkin Festival at the Southwest
Harbor Public Library tomorrow (Thursday 30 November.)

The plan is for Thursday is:
5:45pm - Costumes and warm up in the staff room at the library.
6:15pm - Start playing and march into the library - march and play for
15 minutes
6:30pm - Stop playing; story teller begins

See you there.

Samba Hey!
-Michael

Thursday, October 23, 2008

No practice next week; Perform at the Southwest Harbor Public Library Thursday evening 10/30

No practice next week.

Instead, we're performing at the Pumpkin Festival at the Southwest
Harbor Public Library Thursday 30 November.

The plan is:
5:45pm - Costumes and warm up in the staff room at the library.
6:15pm - Start playing and march into the library - march and play for
15 minutes
6:30pm - Stop playing; story teller begins

See you there.

Samba Hey!
-Michael

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Gig: SWHPL Pumpkin Festival 6:15-6:30pm Thursday 30 October

Hello Sambingos-

We've been invited to play at the Southwest Harbor Public Library
Pumpkin Festival Thursday 30 October.

There's a story teller at 6:30 pm. Miss Susan would like us to play
from 6:15 to 6:30pm.

We can gather at 5:45pm in the work room at the library to get
costumed and warmed up.

Next practice will be at 6pm Wednesday 15 October at the Indalo loft.

Questions? Email me or call me at 244-4425.

-Michael

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Photos froms the Southwest Harbor Public Library Walkathon?

If any of you have any photos from the gig today at the library Walkathon, would you send me a few?

I'd like to post some at http://sambingo.blogspot.com

Thanks-
-Michael

Samba practices 6pm Wednesdays beginning 6pm 10/8 this week

We just finished a great gig for the Southwest Harbor Public Library walkathon. We talked over when we should practice and we agreed that 6pm Wednesdays would be good.

Sooooo...

6pm this coming Wednesday 8 October is our next practice, at the Indalo loft.

Bring a friend!

Samba Hey!
-Michael

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Practice! 6pm Wednesday October 1 at the Indalo loft!

Hello Everyone!

Let's get together at 6pm Wednesday October 1 to practice before our upcoming gig.

(the gig is at the walkathon at the Southwest Harbor library next Sunday October 5.)

I spoke with Jim and he said we can use the Indalo loft.

See you there.

Questions? Give me a call at 244-4425 or email me at: mshook at gmail dot com.

Samba Hey!
-Michael

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sambingo.org !

http://sambingo.org is live!

Now when folks ask about us you can direct them there for photos and more information.

Photos from the parade

Here are some Sambingo photographs from the parade.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Photo from the parade

Hello everyone-

Richard sent me a photograph from Saturday. It is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mshook/2689388075/

If you've got any photographs, pick out a few and send them to me and
I'll post them.

-Michael

Friday, July 18, 2008

The World of Drums:The Magic of Rhythm is for Everyone!


Hi Sambingos-

Not necessarily samba, but definitely drums, next Tuesday evening 22 July at the Southweset Harbor Public Library:



The World of Drums:

The Magic of Rhythm is for Everyone!

 

Southwest Harbor Public Library

Tuesday July 22

Two, 1 ½ hr. sessions: 5:30 & 7:15

 

Advance sign up is required * age 4 to adult

Call 244-7065

 Barbara Gale of Rhythm Inlet

 www.RythmInet.com

 

 

This lively presentation and hands-on program joins strangers and friends for community-style music-making, is appropriate for all sorts of groups ,age 4 and up, and it's educational and fun, too! Requiring absolutely no prior musical experience, it includes the participation of newcomers to rhythm and music, can inspire the latent musician within, or expand the possibilities of those who are musically active.

 

Techniques used include body percussion activities, and learning about and playing a huge and varied collection of exotic and fascinating boomers, bangers, clingers, clangers, shakers, scrapers, dingers, and dongers (a.k.a. percussion instruments!) from around the world, primarily made by indigenous artisans of natural materials.

The heartbeat is our common ground, so we all know the universal language of rhythm. Music-making is something everyday folks used to do before the age of television, but now it's been so long we've forgotten how to do it and have lost our confidence along the way. Providing quality entertainment and a positive rhythm experience for everyone, this gets us all into the groove.

Adults appreciate the multi-cultural aspects, the beautiful instruments, and permission to feel like a kid again. Children love rhythm, and respond naturally to it. Group rhythm offers creative enrichment and a healthy outlet for self-expression, while emphasizing positive social qualities we wish to foster in our children and practice ourselves: community spirit, geographical and cultural awareness, listening skills, a cooperative attitude, and respect. Relaxing while energizing, developing cognition and coordination, the benefits of the drum

circle have been well-documented in the fields of health, wellness, and the education of children. And everyone loves making loud, joyful noise!

 



--
Susan Plimpton
Children's Librarian
Southwest Harbor Public Library
Po Box 157
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
(207) 244-7065
splimpton@swharbor.lib.me.us


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Samba practice 5:30pm Wednesday 15 July at the Indalo loft

Samba practice 5:30pm Wednesday 15 July at the Indalo loft

This is our last chance to practice before the Quietside Festival parade on Saturday.

Details about the parade (from a previous email) are here:
http://sambingo.blogspot.com/2008/07/re-samba-practice-530pm-wednesday-79-at.html

-Michael

Monday, July 14, 2008

Printable Rhythms

(The surdos for Rhythm 1 are wrong. I double timed them by mistake. I fixed them below, but you still can't easily print that.)


The last post looks good but the colors don't print. This should correct that.

Rhythms

Monday, July 7, 2008

Re: Samba practice 5:30pm Wednesday 7/9 at the Indalo loft

Practice 5:30pm Wednesday 9 July at the Indalo loft.

Remember, we've got the Quietside Festival Flamingo Parade coming up
9:30am Saturday 19 July. We should gather at 9 to get costumed and
practice a bit. I assume we'll be in the Seal Cove Road parking lot,
but I'll confirm that and let y'all know.

We've got the practice this week and a final practice Wednesday 7/16
before the parade.

After the parade we'll take a summer break.

Samba Hey!
-Michael

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Samba practice 5:30 Wed May 28 at Jim's loft

Hi Sambingos-

Samba practice will be at 5:30pm Wednesday 5/28 at Jim's loft.

I have to go to Bangor tomorrow and I don't know at this point if I'll
be back in time, but I'll be there if I can.

-Michael

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Words for rhythm 4

Wendy discovered that the tamborin for rhythm 4 fits perfectly to the words:

Obama, Obama, Barack O - bama; Obama, Obama, Barack for - me.

  • The first O is before the beat, the first bam being on the beat.

Thus inspired I came up with the less controversial words for the
surdos (which I had not previously been able to conjure up without
help from my Palm):

I have - to go - to - sam - ba - now; I have - to go - to - samba now.

You can match them up to the chart here:
http://sambingo.blogspot.com/2008/03/new-44-rhythm.html

Samba practice at Jim's loft 5:30pm Wednesday 5/14

Hello Sambingos-

This week's practice is at 5:30 Wednesday 5/14 at Jim's loft.

(I may be late. I've got a 3:30 meeting in Ellsworth)

Samba Hey!

-Michael

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Re: Samba practice at Jim's loft 5:30pm Wednesday 5/7

Last week we were able to practice outside!

Hopefully, we can again tomorrow.

Samba practice at Jim's loft 5:30pm Wednesday 5/7

Hello Everyone-

Samba practice this week will be at 5:30pm Wednesday 5/7 at Jim's loft
in Bernard.

See y'all there.

-Michael

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Samba practice at the Jim's loft at 5pm Wednesday 4/30

Hello all-

Samba practice will be at Jim's loft at 5pm Wednesday 4/30.

-Michael

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Samba practice at St John 5pm Wednesday 4/16

Oops, this is late going out, but let's meet Wednesday at 5pm at St
John. The high tomorrow is forecast to be 58. Maybe we can practice
outside.

-Michael

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Samba practice at St John 5pm Wednesday 4/5

We can get back in into practice....

Samba Hey-
-Michael

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

No Samba Today? (was Re: Samba back to **5**pm at St John Wedensday 2 April)

Dear Sambingos-

I just found out that there's a committee meeting at Saint John at
4:30 and then there's the regularly scheduled class at 6:00...

...So...

unless we can find another place to practice we'll have to cancel for this week.

Any ideas?

-Michael

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 5:17 PM, Michael Shook <mshook@gmail.com> wrote:
> This way we won't disturb the class that takes place in the office at 6pm.
>
> We're still looking for that first day that it's nice enough to
> practice outside, but I don't think tomorrow is it. (very windy they
> say).
>
> Baby Hey!
> -Michael
>

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Samba back to **5**pm at St John Wedensday 2 April

This way we won't disturb the class that takes place in the office at 6pm.

We're still looking for that first day that it's nice enough to
practice outside, but I don't think tomorrow is it. (very windy they
say).

Baby Hey!
-Michael

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Samba practice at St John 6:00pm Wednesday 3/26

Hello All-

The rigging loft is not yet ready for the moms soon to be - we haven't
yet had good weather to air it out.

So back to Saint John tomorrow at 6.

I haven't actually pre-approved this with Father Richard or Michele in
the church office, but I'll check tomorrow and confirm.

The new rhythm (
http://sambingo.blogspot.com/2008/03/new-44-rhythm.html ) really
smokes, so come and check it out.

-Michael

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rhythm 4 .pdf

Attached is the new rhythm 4 as a PDF file. Let me know if you have better luck printing it.

-Michael

Monday, March 10, 2008

New 4/4 Rhythm

Rhythm4

Full size here, and here are page 1 and page 2.

List of gigs



The original is here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Samba 6:00pm Wednesday 3/5 at St. John

Hello everyone-

Samba practice will be at 6pm Wednesday 3/5 at St. John.

I just confirmed that with Farther Richard.

Samba hey-
-Michael

Monday, February 4, 2008

Reminder: Sambingo gig Church of Our Father Tuesday: 4:30pm at SWHPL or 5:00pm in Hulls Cove

Hello Everyone-

Just a reminder:

We're playing Tuesday 2/5 at the Church of Our Father in Hull's Cove
for their Shrove Tuesday supper (translated: Mardi Gras).

Please arrive at the church by 5pm so we can get our costumes on and
practice a bit.

Some folks will be meeting at the Southwest Harbor Public Library at
4:30pm to share rides to Hull's Cove.

If you haven't been to practice for a while, ***NOT TO WORRY!!!!***

Come anyways! We've got plenty of drums, bells and tamborins.

Here's the map to the church:
http://tinyurl.com/3xn7uk

See you tomorrow!

Samba Hey-
-Michael

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Map - Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove for Tuesday Feb. 5 gig

As promised, here's a map to Church of Our Father in Hulls cove where
we're scheduled to play Tuesday February 5th:

http://tinyurl.com/3xn7uk

Samba Hey-
-Michael

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hydrogen drum machine software

I came across Hydrogen, a free drum machine program for Windows, Mac and Linux. I think it could be helpful for learning new rhythms. While I'll admit I'm fairly handy with computers, it took me only a few hours to download, install, get the hang of it and recreate a few of our current rhythms.

Click here to hear what I've done so far.

You can download Hydrogen here.

We can share the Hydrogen files - you can load these into Hydrogen and then modify them. Here's the file for the .mp3 above and here's the cerdos for the 6/8 rhythm. If folks are interested I can bring my computer to practice sometime and show how it works. Note that I've substituted instruments. For instance, I've not yet found high and low cow bells or how to make them myself.

Samba practice at St John 5:30 Wednesday 1/16

Hello everyone-

Our next samba practice will be at St John at 5:30pm Wednesday 1/16.

Note that we can start at 5:*30* - we don't have to wait until quarter of six.

We are set to use St John's 5:30pm Wednesdays for the next few weeks at least.

Samba Hey!

-Michael