This song form is one of a group of cantes such as Serranas, Cabales, Tonas and the Seguiriya itself in a rhythmic pattern of alternating bars of 3/4 6/8 time, It is related to this group of “forge songs (cantes de fragua ) the blacksmiths forge and the striking of the anvil. This compas befcomes insistant and hypnotic and evokes a tragic element.