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South american instruments

 

South american instruments: traditional instruments native from south america.
Guiro: wooden instrument with notches on which a stick is rubbed to produce the sounds.
Bongos: cuban instrument composed of two small drums of different size.
Claves: wooden cylinders. One is held along the thumb with the tip of the other fingers as support. This way, the hollow par formed by the hand and the instrument act as resonator and this cylinder is hit with another cylinder in the other hand.
Maracas: generally made of dried animal skin stitched together or hollow wood, they are filled with grains or small pebbles, then fastened to wooden handles. They are shaken to produce the sounds.
Cencerros: cowbell hit with a stick.




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