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Merengues are fast arrangements with a 2/4 beat, originating from the Dominican Republic. The traditional instrumentation includes a “güira” (guiro), which is a percussion instrument that sounds like a scrapper. The Merengue güira is a cylinder of metal with small bumps on it (created with hammer and nail), and played with a stiff wire brush. Merengue is taken from the Spanish name of the meringue, a dessert made from whipped egg whites and sugar. It is unclear as to why this name became the name of the music. Perhaps, it can trace its meaning from the movement on the dance floor that could remind one of an egg beater in action.

4/4 180bpm

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slkrell said

Well I like this just fine. That's the ticket Norm.

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richardlaceves said

nice,, im roaming around on a late sun eve,, im always amazed at the magic you create with skin and skin again nice!

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Dave Berry said

Very nice, hypnotic, narcotic, why-not...........yeah, I like the way it makes my tired brain feel. Nice one Norm.

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Reefwalker said

I dont think I have heard you play the Guiro on any of your tracks before. I really like it. It seems to ground the whole song and bring it together. Kinda sounds like a brush on the trap

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Rick Phillips said

re Border Crossing; Thanks! I just put new strings on my guitar may have to whip up sonething with Merengue!

Guest said

Smooth! love the minimal tension you bring with you playing.

Guest said

Oh soooooooooooo inspiring...of course, everyone else will beat me to it, but yes.

Guest said

"She would Merengue and do the Cha Cha" Lala la!

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Movement To Contact said

Hell yeah. I love it. Must download...