Jarana Jarocha

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The Jarana Jarocha is a kind of small guitar from Mexico .

The Jarana Jarocha comes from the Veracruz region , Mexico . Traditionally, the instrument is carved from one piece of wood in the form of a small, narrow guitar with wooden pegs , today it is built together like other guitars. They are available in different sizes. The eight strings are divided into five choirs, which are played in different tunings, with a bass string ( serving as a drone ) near the highest string, often GCEAG.

The Jarana is used to accompany Son Jarocho . It is not plucked, but struck.

Individual evidence

  1. James Tyler: A Guide to Playing the Baroque Guitar. Indiana University Press, Bloomington / Indianapolis 2011, ISBN 978-0-253-22289-3 , p. 25.