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Guiros are found in all of the Latin countries. Even though the shapes and sounds of some of the guiros are different, they all have carved ridges and grooves. Guiros can be made of metal, but most commonly are made out of gourds.

The Guiro is played by scraping the corrugated surface with a thin stick held in the right hand. Left hand hold the guiro by placing the thumb into the hole cut which is in the back.

Click here to listen to the sound of a guiro.

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