Guiro Tone Block Wooden


by Percussion Plus

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  • Great value guiro/wooden tone block
  • Simply scrape or strike the instrument to get started
  • Supplied with beater
  • Ideal for classrooms and music groups

The guiro or huiro is a percussion instrument originally from Latin America and can also be known as an Agbe or Shekere.

There are many different types and designs of guiro but the principal of playing them remains the same for all. A stick, metal rod or scraper is often moved along the serrated edge of the guiro to produce a rasping sound. Guiros can be made of wood, glass, fibreglass, bone, bamboo, metal, fired clay or natural gourds that have been dried and hollowed out. The guiro often reflects the country of origin in decoration and its carving.

Many other countries also produce their own version of a guiro and are known as Calabazo, Guayo, Ralladera, Rascador or Reco Reco.

This natural wooden guiro is a great budget addition to any classroom or music group. It is played by holding the guiro and scraping the beater up and down the body in long and short strokes to product different sounds. You can also strike the guiro to create a quick, punchy sound.