Guiro with stick – large
The guiro is played by dragging the pua (playing stick) along the fluted shell which creates the familiar ratchet-like sound. The grooves create a sensory feeling on the hands. This guiro also cleverly doubles up as a shaker, providing additional auditory input.
The guiro is a Latin American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow gourd with parallel notches cut into the surface. It is played by rubbing a stick along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound. Striking the tonal grooves of the guiro creates many different sounds.
Guiro are played similar to maracas and are usually accompanied by a singer.
The hollow shell is filled with tiny beads which produces an additional sandy sound.
|Dimensions||27 × 8 × 8 cm|