JARANA REQUINTO O GUITARRA DE SON, 2ND.-
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The Requinto or Guitarra de Son is the name given to the instrument that usually only has four strings and carries the melody. It is played with a variety of picking styles. Most often, the plucking style or punteado is executed with a PICK or pluma. Just like the Jarana, there are multiple tunings for the Requinto, the most common being (from the lowest string up) C D G C . The Requinto is made in many different sizes and the smallest is jokingly called a mosquito. The larger versions are called by various names, including leona, vozarrona, bocona or bororona. The requintas follow the same system of naming as the jaranas, from primero to cuarto (fist to fourth). At left are two four-string requintos