Reco-reco

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Reco-reco made of metal

The reco-reco (also called the raspador, caracaxá or querequexé[1]) is a scraped percussion instrument related to the güiro used in Brazilian music.

Traditionally, the reco-reco was made from a sawtooth notched cylindrical body made of bamboo or wood, and is played with a wooden stick. The instrument is used in many styles of Brazilian music, for example samba and related genres, and comes from the Afro-Brazilian music culture.

For some time, reco-recos made of a metallic cylinder with springs attached and played with a metal stick, which results in a much louder sound. In some models, the sound box has a hole on the bottom, which can be covered with the hand to achieve different timbral possibilities. Today, reco-recos have also been made out of fiberglass.

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  1. ^ ROCCA, Edgar Nunes "Bituca", Escola Brasileira de Música: Uma visão Brasileira no ensino da música e seus instrumentos de percussão 1. Rio de Janeiro: Europa, EBM, 1986

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