It was only so, so. Cuica players should always carry a small bottle with water on them to moisten the sponge which becomes dry after a few minutes of playing.
Gallery 3 Greatest Hits: I welcome your photos and videos, links and suggestions. If the rate of vibration is within a certain range—from 20 to 20,000 vibrations per second—then you hear a sound.
Tinkerer's Clock Exhibit: The cuica skin should not be too tight for a large range of tones. Marc De Douvan, October 2005, translation in English: Human Phenomena Exhibition: The Brazilian Sound: Aeolian Harp Exhibit: Outdoor Exhibits Exhibit: Connect Be the first to know what's happening when.
The huge Guica is made out of a 5 gallon paint bucket. Depending on how hard and fast you rub the skewer, you can make everything from low-pitched croaks to high-pitched squeaks and squeals.
Some Tips: The friction of the rod causes the vibration of the skin in a continuous sound and not a beat, what would happen if it was "struck" , like a violin. Player - Instrument Interface and Sound Production The player holds the rim of the drumhead with one hand while the other hand manipulates the stick inside the drum shell.
Wearing a protective mask is also a good idea. Using heavy work gloves and a pair of vice grips I grab a hot nail and melt the holes through about 5 cups at a time.
In addition, the open space inside the can acts like the inside of a drum, creating an air pocket in which sounds can vibrate and build.
Younger children may need help from grownups.
The origins of the cuica are disputed. Fog Bridge Exhibit: