Afro-Brazilian Bell Patterns
Afro-Brazilian music uses a variety of bell patterns, many of which are different than the patterns used in Cuba.
- Bell pattern 1 is used in maculelê and some Candomblé and Macumba rhythms. Pattern 1 is known in Cuba as son clave.
- Bell 2 is used in afoxê and can be thought of as pattern 1 embellished with four additional strokes.
- Bell 3 is used in batucada.
- Pattern 4 is the maracatu bell and can be thought of as pattern 1 embellished with four additional strokes.