common rhythmic patterns for Brazilian and latin music

The mystery of Brazilian rhythms is really in the subtle "swing" of the players. But the basic rhythmic patterns can be understood easily enough by anyone. Here are some common ones are collected in an easily read format:

UK Samba claves page

And to these I would add baiao:

1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  
X   .   .   X   .   .   .   .  

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