Guac Is Extra is a phrase made famous (infamous?) by one of my favorite Mexican grills.

It also serves as suitable lyrics for part of the back-half of a cascara pattern:

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I adopted it as the title of this multi-percussion quartet for non-pitched instruments and have utilized the “Guac Is Extra Rhythm” throughout the piece as a unifying motif.

Guac Is Extra serves as a flavorful introduction to the percussion instruments and rhythms of salsa music. It provides four multi-percussionists the opportunity to raise their ensemble awareness by interweaving ostinatos, to strengthen their independence by trading solos, and to foster an appreciation for a vibrant style of music that is popular throughout the world.

It’s also a lot of fun! No extra charge for that.

Guac Is Extra available for purchase through Tapspace Publications, Steve Weiss Music, and J.W. Pepper.