Musical Instruments

Accordion

Accordion

The accordion is a musical wind instrument, of Austrian origin, consisting of a bellows, a tuning fork and two harmonic wooden boxes. To sound a musical note, simply fluctuate the air by opening or closing the accordion while one or more keys are pressed. Depending on the type of accordion, the sound emitted may or may not vary when opening and closing the accordion while the same key is pressed.

Box

Caja

Percussion instrument of African origin. It is small drum manufactured of cayman in the past, then black marimonda, and nowadays of goat leather, deer or ram. It is also made of a hollow tree trunk 40 cm high and 30 cm in diameter. The tree must be of fibrous trunk, such as mucurutú, Canahuate or matarratón.

Guacharaca

Guacharaca

A concave friction instrument 40 cm long which is made from a stem. Its name comes from the "guacharaca" or "wild turkey" mountain bird whose song is similar to the sound produced by the instrument.