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Jarana

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  1. Jarana a.k.a. The jarana jarocha is a guitar-shaped fretted stringed instrument from the southern region of the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Typically strung with 8 strings in 5 courses, usually arranged in two single outer strings with three double-courses in between. The strings are usually nylon, although they were gut in the past. The body is somewhat narrower than a guitar because of its direct lineage from the Spanish baroque guitar of the sixteenth century. Sometimes mistaken for a ukulele, the jarana jarocha comes in at least five sizes, the smallest being the chaquiste, somewhat smaller than a soprano ukulele; then the mosquito, about the size of a soprano ukulele; the 'primera', about the size of a concert ukulele; the 'segunda', in length between a tenor and a baritone ukulele; and the 'tercera', somewhat longer than the baritone ukulele. Some luthiers are building jaranas of a size they label "tercerola" or "jarana cuarta", but there is some discussion as to whether these represent a distinct size or are merely particularly large variations of the standard tercera.
  2. Jarana is a musical artist, musical performance role.

Phrases with Jarana

Phrases ending with the word Jarana:

  1. Chytroma Jarana
  2. Lecythis Jarana
  3. Eschweilera Jarana
  4. Holopyxidium Jarana
  5. Species Chytroma Jarana
  6. Species Lecythis Jarana
  7. Species Eschweilera Jarana
  8. Species Holopyxidium Jarana

Other phrases containing the word Jarana:

  1. Lecythis Jarana Latifolia
  2. Eschweilera Jarana Latifolia
  3. Variety Lecythis Jarana Latifolia
  4. Variety Eschweilera Jarana Latifolia

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Google previewThe Inevitable Bandstand: The State Band of Oaxaca and the ...

The jarana is a Southern Mexico popular song and dance form (similar to the son), usually without lyrics.

Google previewMexico, Landscapes and Popular Sketches (1859)

by Carl Christian Sartorius

* The Jarana is a little instrument with 4 or 5 strings, something like a guitar. Most of ...

Google previewDictionary of Trees, Volume 2: South America (2013)

Nomenclature, Taxonomy and Ecology by M.M. Grandtner, Julien Chevrette

L e Gracie monkeypottree f lécythis de Gracie o jarana ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Medicine (1985)

by Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao

Jirakam Synonyms: Ajäjï, Dïpyakah, Jarana, Kanä, Mägadhah, Sveta-jïrakä. Hin. - JTrä Ben. - Jïre, Sädä-jïre Mal. - Jirakam Mah. - Pädhare-jira Tel. - Jïlakarra Tam . - Chïrakam Kan. - Jirige, Biliya-Jïrige Eng. - Cumin seed Botanical Name: ...

Google previewA Romanized Hindūstāni and English Dictionary (1864)

Designed for the Use of Schools ... by Nathaniel Brice

Jarana, v. n. to be cold : v. a. to cause to stud or set jewel8. Jarana, v. a. to burn, to kindle. Jarao, s. in. setting of jewel8.

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,

a jarana (shallow-bodied guitar with eight strings in five courses), and a requinto (“guitarra de son,” a four- stringed, ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Africa ; South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean ; The United States and Canada ; Europe ; Oceania (2008)

by Ellen Koskoff

a jarana (shallow-bodied guitar with eight strings in five courses), and a requinto (“guitarra de son,” a four- stringed, ...

Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

Jarana [Sp.]. A hybrid dance type from the state of Yucatan, involving Mexican and West Indian rhythms. Examples using 3/4 or 6/8 meter have been traced, as well as others using both alternately. The jarana requires very agile movements.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

Huapango huasteco requires guitar, violin, jarana guitar, and falsetto vocals; improvised music and lyricsreinvent a song with each rendition.

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink (2005)

An A-Z of Alcoholic Beverages by Ned Halley

Jarana tequila by La Union en Totolan, Jalisco, Mexico. Jarzebiak rowanberry- infused golden vodka, Poland. Jasmin, Robert outstanding producer of Côte Rôtie wines, Rhône Valley, France. Jasnières AC for white wines from Chenin Blanc ...

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