Day 11: Spot Plays the Guiro

He likes at add a little Latin flair!

He likes at add a little Latin flair!

Don’t know what a guiro is?  This is what Wikipedia says:  The güiro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwiɾo]) is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick or tines along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound.

Guiros made for children are usually made of wood and are painted with red and green.  Kids sometimes refer to it as the “fish”.

I couldn’t resist making a small collage of my Making Music series.  I will make one at the end of this challenge with all 30 paintings, but here is a sneak peak.  I made this collage in Ipiccy.

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6 thoughts on “Day 11: Spot Plays the Guiro

    • Good question. I’m not really sure. Clip Art for music teachers? I think I need to learn to draw them in Illustrator so they could be easily resized. Then they would be useful. But I have yet to tackle the that program. One of my many goals this year.

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    • I have one of those fun scraper frogs too. Though it makes a similar sound, and it’s played the same way, maybe it wouldn’t be considered a guiro unless it is hollow inside. I’ve seen wooden crickets that you scrape too. They all make fun sounds and are fun for kids to play.


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