Monday, October 4, 2010

Rhythm Bag Instrument #7

The Guiro!
A guiro is a rhythm instrument typically fashioned from a gourd or wood. It is hollow and has a series of ribs across the body. It's played by scraping a wooden stick across the ribs or ridges in long or short sweeps. It provides a unique ratchety sound and an interesting tactile sensation in both the hand holding the instrument and the hand scraping the ridges.

Activity idea:

Play a copycat game using two guiros. The leader plays a rhythm pattern on his guiro such as short, short long and encourages the child to copy the same rhythm on his guiro. Make the pattern more challenging by lengthening it or adding rests or pauses to the pattern.

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