Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wordless/ful Wednesday

What musical instrument am I?
Answer to last week's Wordless/ful Wednesday: Guiro

The guiro is a notched hallowed - out gourd and is a member of the percussion family. The guiro is played by holding the guiro in the left hand with the thumb inserted into the hole. The right hand holds a stick and scrapes against the guiro to get a raspy sound.
Guiros can be made of wood, metal, shell, bamboo, plastic, ceramic, or bone. The guiro is played in Salsa and Spanish Folk music. (http://www.musicofpuertorico.com/index.php/instruments/guiro/)


Here is an example of what a guiro sounds like:


14 comments:

Cecily R said...

Now THAT'S an instrument that even music challenged ME could play!

...I didn't say I could play it well...

Doll Cothes Gal said...

Not sure - but I like the sound of it.

Heidi said...

OK, I tried to find the name, no luck. I will have to check back with you & see.

Kaci said...

Hmmm I'm stumped

Genny said...

Great info, as always! Thansk!

m said...

Always good...! Thanks!

Laurie said...

That's not just a regular grand piano, is it? Is there a difference between a piano and a pianoforte, or is that just another name for a regular piano?

Tiff said...

a Harpsichord?????

Pecos Blue said...

Spinnet?

AVT Coach said...

I bet the kids have great fun with that one! Loved the video!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Oh--we have one of those. I never knew what it was called (we called the scratcher thingie; ) ).

My older son is really into music; I'll be back for more tips :)

nopinkhere said...

My guess is a harpsichord. I'm glad to find out what the prior one was, though.

Don Mills Diva said...

The things you learn when you blog hop - very cool!

Melinda said...

harpsichord with french keys (black on bottom, white on top) don't know if it's formally called french keys, but that's how I've always heard them referred to as.